Journal article Open Access
Hanna O. Tymoshchuk
The article analyzes scientific views on the definition of the concept of forced feeding of convicts as well as the problems of legislative regulation of forced feeding of convicts. The issue of forced feeding of prisoners has become widespread in recent years. The key task of the state is to ensure the rights of individuals in conditions of detention, which would not infringe on its human dignity and do not predetermine suffering in view of the conditions of detention. There are the most violations of human rights in the correctional colonies, the largest number of mass acts of disobedience are held there too. We observe that in recent years such protests are more and more frequent. It should be emphasized that the coercive feeding procedure should not violate the standards defined by the European Court of Human Rights practice. However, when enforcing feeding on convicts, state authorities must comply with the criteria set by the ECHR in their decisions. In addition, it is necessary to reform and work with the personnel of penitentiary institutions. One of the priority tasks to be solved by the modern system of penitentiaries is an individual approach to each convict, taking into account the nature of the character, forecasting possible behavioral variants, which will enable to construct an ideal strategy for quick correction of the convicted person.