The detailed introductory speech about the new draft legislation was held by dr. Veronika Pázsit from the Ministry of Justice. Dr.András Szűcs, prosecutor of the Attorney General’s Office summarized his observation about the draft legislation. According to the introduction, the draft legislation involves special emphasis on the application of the ideas of differentiation and progressivity during the execution of a sentence. This might give a chance for convicts to participate in restorative programmes, should they be organized int he future. In connection with this subject, dr. Barabás A. Tünde briefed the patrticipants of the session about the MEREPS Project, introduced its planned key elements, and summarized the findings of the study tour that took place 2009. november 8-14.