The EU hails the efforts of Algeria in terms of prison reform

October 11, 2018
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Europeans and Algerians expressed their satisfaction after 10 years of cooperation in prison reform at the seminar which was held on 8-9 October in Algiers, Algeria.

Algeria has started since 2006 the process of reforming its prison system. A lot of progress has been made and the efforts are continuing to reach the modernization and the functioning that meet today’s requirements”, said Ambassador John O’Rourke, head of the EU Delegation to Algeria, who mentioned “fruitful” results and hailed Algeria’s “efforts” in this sector.

The EU contributed to the reforms of the prison system through two programmes: the first, Justice II, lasted from 2008 to 2014 and covered 4 main issues: rehabilitation, human resources training, computer systems and security. The second is a 30-month twinning programme (2016-2018) between the Algerian prison administration and its French and Italian counterparts, in the framework of the implementation of the EU-Algeria Association Agreement.


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