Milica Stanojević

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This paper discusses the rights of women prisoners as a special category of persons deprived of the fundamental human right - the right to liberty. The author focuses on women's rights in detention and in the course of serving a prison sentence. The specificities related to the status and treatment of women in conditions of social isolation are primarily attributable to their biological disposition. Quite often, they are pregnant or about to give birth, or already have children, in which case the protection of maternity is of crucial importance, particularly considering the fact that they are away from their home and family. One of the main problems in dealing with women’s rights in general and in the Serbian penitentiary system in particular is the lack of sensitivity to the specific needs and psychology of women. In that context, the author refers to the conclusions of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment.


women, penal institutions, prison, detention, maternity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22190/FULP1703245S


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