Security and Treatment of Protected Witness Prisoners

Resmi Hoxha

Abstract


The protected witness prisoners are a specific category which requires adequate institutional training in accordance to the international standards while always having in central of attention their protection and safety.The protected witness prisoners as a specific category of prisoners, their safety is always endangered by different factors due to the fact that they are witnesses of an event, which is an aggravated criminal act with exceptional interest to the justice institutions for adequate decision making.Correctional Service of the Republic of Kosovo in accordance to the legal infrastructure has established necessary institutions for the protection, safety and training of the prisoners in all categories, such as: detained persons, prisoners by court verdict, high risk prisoners, juveniles and the witness protection prisoners as an specific category. For the institutional treatment of this specific category of the prisoners, the Kosovo Correctional Service in cooperation with the international factor in Kosovo has proved since two years ago that is competent to deal with adequate treatments of this specific category of prisoners and their safety by fulfilling international criteria’s and standards as well those originating from laws in power.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n8p531


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