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Working group meeting to draft prison health care training programmes

On 28-29 April 2012, a two-day working group meeting will take place at Lopota Lake Resort to draft training programmes for (1) medical staff working in prisons on Georgian legislation and European standards on prison health care and (2) non-medical staff on the right to health of prisoners. Representatives of the medical and penitentiary departments and the Penitentiary and Probation Training Centre of the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance will participate in the meeting and will be assisted by two international experts of the Council of Europe. On the basis of the training programmes developed by the working group a training-of-trainers (ToT) seminar will be conducted at the end of May 2012, followed by a pilot training of chief doctors of prison medical units in June 2012. This activity takes place in the framework of Denmark’s Georgia Programme 2010-2013 “Promotion of Judicial Reform, Human and Minority Rights”.





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