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03.05.12

Council of Europe contributes to annual monitoring of psychiatric institutions in Georgia by the National Preventive Mechanism

On 18-25 April a Council of Europe (CoE) expert participated in the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM)'s annual monitoring of psychiatric institutions in Georgia for 2012. The monitoring was conducted by the Office of Public Defender of Georgia (PDO) within the framework of the PDO's NPM functions. The PDO was designated as a NPM in Georgia in July, 2009, in line with the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The report on the results and findings of the monitoring will be published by the PDO in June 2012. The CoE expert's participation in the monitoring of psychiatric institutions in Georgia was arranged within the framework of Denmark’s Georgia Programme 2010-2013 “Promotion of Judicial Reform, Human and Minority Rights.”

 

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