Realization of the right to healthcare of convicted with serious illness
Чугаєвська, Альона Вікторівна
Чугаевская, Алёна Викторовна
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The aim of the study is to analyze the features of realization mechanism of the rights of convicted persons suffering from a serious illness to release from serving a sentence in order to receive the necessary treatment. Materials and methods: this study uses a set of methods of scientific knowledge. The empirical basis of the study is the statistics of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine for 2015-2019 on convicts released from punishment due to their serious illness, statistical materials and case law of Turkey, Georgia, Great Britain, Germany and Greece, generalization of judicial practice of Ukraine, and the personal experience of one of the co-authors of more than 20 years as a lawyer and for 3 years as a judge of the Supreme Court. Conclusions: in order to protect the persons; interests serving sentences and suffering from serious illness, government mechanisms should provide flexibility in the approach to assessing the health of each person, and not just the detection of disease; the authorities assessing the convict's state of health must be independent, and a prisoner must be able to choose physicians not only for treatment but also for assessment of his/her state of health.