Council of Europe Office in Georgia
26, Kakabadzeebi Brothers street, 0108 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel.: +995 32 291 38 70 / 71 / 72 / 73
Fax: +995 32 291 38 74
On 1-2 March 2014, the management of the Ministry of
Corrections and its Medical Department will discuss the findings of the mid-term
assessment of the implementation of the Georgian Prison Healthcare Strategy and
its Action Plan and define focus areas for the future work at the workshop
organised within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe
program â€śHuman Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutionsâ€ť.
The Council of Europe carried out an
assessment of the situation of prison healthcare in Georgia in December 2013,
and evaluated the progress made against the objectives set in the
Prison Healthcare Reform Strategy and its
Implementation for the Period of 2013-2014 Â˝ â€“ 18 Months of the Ministry of
Corrections; and in light of the Council of Europe recommendations and of
the standards of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The findings of the assessment
have been concluded in a report.
Besides the presentation and
discussion of the report, the workshop participants will start developing the
next prison healthcare strategy and action plan.
The 2-day workshop will take place in
Kakheti, in the hotel â€śLopota Lake Resortâ€ť.
This activity is organized in the framework of
the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme â€śHuman Rights in Prisons
and Other Closed Institutionsâ€ť. This programme was launched in July 2013 and
aims to strengthen human rights of people in prisons, police detention and other
facilities and improve access to healthcare for persons deprived of their
For more information see: www.coe.int / www.coe.ge