International conference on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Prison Department at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

" Penal enforcement system: present situation and future perspectives"


Programme

10 February 2009

08.00 - 09.00

Registration, coffee

 

09.00 - 09.40

Opening of the Conference. Welcome speeches:

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania Remigijus Šimašius

Chairman of the Seimas Committee on Legal Affairs Stasys Šedbaras

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Republic of Lithuania Annemieke  Ruigrok

Head of UNODC Project Office for the Baltic States Signe Rotberga

 

09.40 - 10.10

Penal System of Lithuania in 1919 - 2009. Recent achievements and challenges

Director General of the Prison Department at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania Saulius Vitkūnas

 

10.10 - 10.30

Global Policies on Drugs and HIV in Prisons

Head of UNODC Project Office for the Baltic States Signe Rotberga

 

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break

 

11:00 - 11:30

Characteristics of the European prison populations by type and length of sentence

Natalia Delgrande, Expert of Criminology, Institute in Criminology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

 

11.30 - 12.00

Recent Challenges and Future Perspectives of the Penal System of Northern Countries

Northern Dimension Partnership Organisation, Head of Health in Prisons Group Ingrid Lycke Ellingsen

 

12.00 - 12.30

Present Situation in the Penal Institutions of Lithuania

Vladas Kasperūnas, Prison Department at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

 

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch

 

14.00 - 15.30

Panel Discussion "Modern Attitudes and Response to HIV and Drugs in Prison"

Moderators: Ingrid Lycke Ellingsen, Prison Department, Norway; Bo Johansson, Prison Department, Sweden

Participants: Ursula Scheben-Winkelhog, Neumünster prison, Germany; Catalina Iliuta, UNODC Romania; Olga Zeile, Ministry of Justice, Latvia; Anders Nystedt, Sweden

 

15.30 - 16:00

Coffee break

 

16.00 - 16.30

Alternatives to Imprisonment

Fabienne Hariga, UNODC Vienna

 

16.30 - 17.00

Reducing Drug Related Crime in European Prisons

Heino Stöver, University of Bremen, Germany

 

17.00 - 17.30

Closing of the Conference:

Address of Director General of the Prison Department at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania Saulius Vitkūnas

Conclusions by the Head of UNODC Project Office for the Baltic States Signe Rotberga

 

From 18.00

Dinner hosted by UNODC

 

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