Seminar in Bila Tserkva, Prison Centre n.35 - Nelson Mandela International Day


EU-ACT Ukraine jointly with UNODC Regional Programme Office in Eastern Europe and Ministry of Justice of Ukraine took part in seminar dedicated to celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day (18th July 2018) in Bila Tserkva Correctional Colony, on 9th July 2018.

EU-ACT RC informed on Project's drug treatment program for inmates and Spanish penitentiary system

Since 2010, the United Nations has celebrated this date as Nelson Mandela International Day to recognize the birthday of South Africa's former President and his outstanding contribution to a culture of peace and freedom. Nelson Mandela International Day is also a time to draw attention to the more than 10 million prisoners worldwide as well as to the work of those entrusted with their safe, secure and humane custody.

With the memory of Nelson Mandela in mind, who himself had to spend 27 years of his life in prison, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners in December 2015 as 'the Nelson Mandela Rules'. The rules resulted from five years of inter-governmental consultations, and represent a landmark harmonization of the original version (1955) with international law and good prison management practices.