Training the staff
of Temporary Detention Facilities on preventive health
On 21 March 2014, the Council of Europe, the European Union and the
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA) will launch a training
programme on â€śHealth Promotion/Prevention Activities in Temporary Detention
Facilitiesâ€ť for staff members of these facilities.
The training programme was developed in close cooperation with the MIA in
the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme â€śHuman
Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutionsâ€ť. The participants, around
230 law enforcement officers, will enhance their skills and learn about new
approaches in effective health promotion, health related emergency and
crisis management, prevention of suicide, HIV and other transmissible
diseases. The 3-day interactive courses will focus on practical tools and
mechanisms, on international standards and protocols as well as on Georgian
legislation. The training is expected to improve the treatment of detained
persons and generally the health situation in temporary detention
facilities. This will represent an important step towards ensuring human
rights in closed institutions.
Georgian trainers who have
been trained by international experts under the Joint Programme will deliver
the courses from 21 March 2014 to mid June 2014 on the premises of the
Academy of the MIA.
The European Union/Council of Europe Joint
Programme â€śHuman Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutionsâ€ť was
launched in July 2013 and aims at strengthening human rights and improving
access to health care for persons deprived of their liberty.
political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote
democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to
social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.