Treatment of prisoners - international treaty standards

Portuguese Republic

Law No. 144/99, of 31 August, on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters

Part IV
Enforcement of criminal judgements

Enforcement of foreign criminal judgements

Article 102
Prison in which the sanction shall be enforced

1. When a decision to the effect of confirming the foreign sentence becomes final and enforceable, and if that decision involves deprivation of liberty, the public prosecutor shall take measures to ensure that the person is brought to the prison which is closest to the person's place of residence in Portugal, or to his latest place of residence in Portugal.

2. If it is not possible to identify that person's place of residence in Portugal, or his latest place of residence in Portugal, he shall be taken to one of the prisons situated in the judicial area of Lisbon.

Rome Statute

Article 103 Role of States in enforcement of sentences of imprisonment

3. In exercising its discretion to make a designation under paragraph 1, the Court shall take into account the following:

(b) The application of widely accepted international treaty standards governing the treatment of prisoners;