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
1-5 April 2014, the Council of Europe is organising a study visit to Spanish
prisons and medical institutions for eight high-ranking officials, including the
Minister of Corrections and his Deputy. The study visit aims to show the Spanish
experience in reforming the prison healthcare system to the Georgian
The study visit will include meetings with
representatives of the Spanish Penitentiary Department and visits to a number of
prisons and hospitals serving prisoners in Madrid. In Barcelona, the Georgian
delegation will have meetings at the Department of Justice and will additionally
visit various prisons and civil hospitals.
The knowledge and experience
obtained during the visit will help the Ministry of Corrections in developing a
new strategy and action plan for the penitentiary healthcare system.
study visit is organised in the framework of the European Union/Council of
Europe Joint Programme âHuman Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions in
Georgiaâ, launched in July 2013, which aims to strengthen human rights and
improve access to healthcare for persons deprived of their liberty.
For more information see: www.coe.int / www.coe.ge