Human Rights Protection for Female Prisoners: Cooperation between PetrSU and Nordic Countries
Petrozavodsk State University takes part in the international project Nordic-Russian cooperation for the social integration, prevention of marginalization, and human rights protection for female prisoners.
PetrSU partners are the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University (Sweden), Rehabilitation Center for Female Prisoners (Oslo, Norway), Center for International and Information Exchange in Human Rights – Prosveshchenie (Saint Petersburg, Russia), the Center for Nordic Studies (CENS), the University of Helsinki (Finland).
On May 14-16 Oslo hosted the second expert meeting of the partners. At the meeting, the participants discussed issues related to the implementation of the project. The discussion focused on sharing practices of social support for female prisoners, protection of their rights, and prevention of marginalization.
Russian practices were presented by the Director of the Institute of Economics and Law of PetrSU, Doctor of Economic Sciences Svetlana Shabaeva in her report Resocialization of convicted women: the experience of the Republic of Karelia, prepared by the Deputy Director, Head of the Department of Criminal Law and Process, Candidate of Juridical Sciences Natalia Ermishina and Master Degree student Anastasia Alekhina.
The report stirred interest and was highly appreciated by the project partners.
At the final stage of the project, the partners will be introduced to the prison conditions for women at penal institutions of Norway. The organizers arranged a visit to Norwegian female prisons to see their living conditions.
At the end of the expert meeting, the parties reached an agreement on general prospects of the cooperation between researchers, public organizations and authorities.
The project is implemented in the course of a year and is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.