Council of Europe Sec. Gen. positively assesses measures taken in Azerbaijan to humanize penalties

Mon 22 January 2018 15:30 GMT | 15:30 Local Time

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Addressing the opening of the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland positively assessed the measures taken in Azerbaijan to humanize penalties, APA reported.

“Criminal law measures taken in Azerbaijan are a positive step,” said Jagland.

On February 10, 2017, President of Azerbaijan signed an executive order on improving work in the penitentiary system, humanization of the punishment policy and expansion of alternative punishments and procedural enforcement measures not associated with isolation from society.  

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