Project : Combating ill-treatment and impunity

Service de la coopération judiciaire et juridique

Title Combating ill-treatment and impunity
Project area Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine
Budget EUR 1 900 000
Funding EUR 950 000 - Council of Europe
EUR 950 000 - European Union
Implementation Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department (LHRCB)
Duration 01/01/2009 - 30/06/2011 (30 months)

Overall objective:
To develop national capacities for combating ill-treatment by law enforcement agencies and investigative institutions, including strengthening the effectiveness of investigations of allegations of ill-treatment.

Specific objectives:

  • Development of an appropriate regulatory framework: improving laws, presidential decrees and governmental decisions for investigation of complaints of ill-treatment in line with applicable European and international human rights standards, including the recommendations of the CPT, the case law of the ECtHR and the Istanbul Protocol.
  • Support for complaint systems that meet international requirements, and for their implementation: reinforcing the institutional system and operational framework for effective investigation of complaints of ill-treatment in line with applicable European and international human rights standards, including the CPT recommendations, the case law of the ECtHR and the Istanbul Protocol, leading to imposition of sanctions when appropriate.
  • Capacity-building and dissemination: enabling key groups of legal professionals and other key decision-makers (prosecutors, law enforcement officials, staff of supervisory, investigative and complaints handling structures, parliamentarians, judiciary, lawyers, high level representatives and legal staff of executive and legislative institutions, legal staff of Ombudsman institutions, OPCAT bodies and NGOs) through training, awareness and publication activities to apply these standards in their daily work.
  • Promoting regional synergy and support: enhancing regional co-operation and exchange of experience and practices, with the input of other CoE member states with relevant experience.