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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 “Health Promotion/Prevention Activities in Temporary Detention Facilities” 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 “Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions”. 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 “Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions” was launched in July 2013 and aims at strengthening human rights and improving access to health care for persons deprived of their liberty.  




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