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Penitentiary management to assess the mid-term implementation of Prison Healthcare Strategy and Action Plan

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 “Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions”.

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 ½ – 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 “Lopota Lake Resort”.

This activity is organized in the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions”. 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 liberty.





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