MOSCOW, September 9 (RAPSI) — Minister of Justice Konstantin Chuichenko and Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova have signed an agreement on the implementation of public control over the observance of human rights and freedoms in prisons and pre-trial detention centers.

As part of the signed agreement, the parties agreed to cooperate in improving the current legislation, including observance of human and civil rights and freedoms in correctional institutions and pre-trial detention centers of the penal system of the Russian Federation, the ministry said in a statement.

In addition, interdepartmental cooperation will include joint work in such areas as strengthening interaction with non-profit organizations and implementation of legal education on the forms and methods of protecting human and civil rights and freedoms.