Co-operation with National Human Rights Structures (NHRSs)
 
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Co-operation with National Human Rights Structures (NHRSs)

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  • 12-13 June 2012, Belgrade : European NPM Project’s 9th NPM thematic NPM Workshop
  • 4-7 June 2012, Tirana : European NPM Project Inter-NPM Onsite Exchange of Experiences : joint visit by representatives of the Slovenian NPM, the NPM of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and the NPM of Albania
  • 25 April 2012, Strasbourg : Methodology for visits by members of national parliaments to places of detention of irregular migrants and asylum seekers in Europe”
  • 20-21 March 2012, Geneva: European NPM Project 8th Thematic NPM Workshop: “The immigration removal process and preventive monitoring”
  • 12-15 February 2012, Skopje : European NPM Project Inter-NPM Onsite Exchange of Experiences : joint visit by representatives of the Albanian, Slovenian NPMs and NPM of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"
  • 14-15 December 2011, Warsaw, : Workshop for the attention of NPM medical experts, organised with the help of the IMAP (European NPM Project)
  • 8 December 2011, Ljubljana : Annual meeting of NHRS Contact Persons (Peer-to-Peer II Project)
  • 7 December 2011, Ljubljana : Annual meeting of NPM Contact Persons (European NPM Project)
  • 6 December 2011, Ljubljana: Annual meeting of Heads of NPMs, CPT and SPT (European NPM Project)
  • 21-22 November 2011, Samara: Annual Round Table with the Russian Ombudsmen (Peer-to-Peer II Project)
  • 17 November 2011, Strasbourg : Final meeting of the Russian PMC Pre Project Supervisory Board and Working Group
  • 3 November 2011, Moscow : Joint meeting of the Supervisory Board and the Working Group to wrap up the Russian PMC Pre Project
  • 24-27 October 2011, Yerevan: On-site exchange of experiences between the NPM of Armenia, the SPT and the CPT (European NPM Project)
  • 20-21 October 2011, Baku: NPM Workshop on “The protection of persons belonging to particularly vulnerable groups in places of deprivation of liberty”, hosted by and co-organised with the NPM of Azerbaijan (European NPM Project)
  • 5-6 October 2011, Pyatigorsk : 4th Regional Assessment Conference (Russian PMC Pre Project)
  • 2-5 October 2011, Ljubljana: “Inter-NPM On-site exchange of experiences" between the NPM of Albania, "The former Republic Yugoslav of Macedonia" and Slovenia
  • 28-29 September 2011, Sarajevo: NHRS Workshop on “The role for NHRSs in the protection against and prevention of all forms of discrimination”, hosted by and co-organised with the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Peer-to-Peer II Project)
  • 26-30 September 2011, Tbilisi: Training on Monitoring of child care institutions, co-organised with the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia
  • 23 September 2011, Paris: Conference to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the European Social Charter, hosted by and co-organised with the Conseil économique, social et écologique of France
  • 21-22 September 2011, Madrid: Round Table with the National Human Rights Structures of Council of Europe member states on follow-up to be given to the Interlaken Action Plan and the Izmir Declaration, co-organised with and hosted by the Spanish Ombudsman (funded by Council of Europe and Spanish Ombudsman)
  • 6-7 September 2011, Moscow : 3rd Regional Assessment Conference (Russian PMC Pre Project)
  • 11-12 August 2011, Bernaul : 2nd Regional Assessment Conference (Russian PMC Pre Project)
  • 27-28 July 2011, Perm : 1st Regional Assessment Conference (Russian PMC Pre Project)
  • 18-22 July 2011, Tbilisi: Training on Property rights, co-organised with the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia
  • 12 July 2011, London : Inter-NPM thematic meeting on “Monitoring Deportation Flights”, between the NPMs of France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland, hosted and organised by the NPM of the UK (European NPM Project)
  • 27 June-1 July 2011, Tirana: On-site exchange of experiences between the NPM of Albania, the SPT and the CPT (European NPM Project)
  • 27-28 June 2011, Tbilisi: Training on Healthcare issues during the monitoring of closed institutions, co-organised with the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia
  • 24 June 2011, Geneva: Consultation meetings between CoE Project Team, APT, SPT on European NPM Project
  • 15-16 June 2011, Tallinn: NPM Workshop on “How to collect and double-check information relating to (the risk of) ill-treatment in places of deprivation of liberty?”, hosted by and co-organised with the NPM of Estonia (European NPM Project)
  • 15-16 June 2011, Strasbourg: Colloquium on the Comparison between the case-law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and the European Court of Human Rights on asylum, co-organised with the UNHCR
  • 14 June 2011, Tallinn: IMAP presentation to NPMs, hosted by and co-organised with the NPM of Estonia (European NPM Project)
  • 9-10 June 2011, Strasbourg: Training on Media Skills for the management and the staff-members of the Office of the Public Defender's of Georgia
  • 7 June 2011, Tbilisi: Awareness raising Activity on child’s rights, co-organised with the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia
  • 24-25 May 2011, Kyiv: NHRS Workshop on “How can NHRSs contribute to securing the effective enjoyments of their rights by persons with disabilities ?”, hosted by and co-organised with the Ombudsman of Ukraine (Peer-to-Peer II Project)
  • 13 May 2011, Moscow: Joint meeting of the Supervisory Board and the Working Group to kick off the Russian PMC Pre Project
  • 6 May 2011, Tbilisi: Workshop on Child’s rights, hosted and co-organised with the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia
  • 6-31 May 2011, Tbilisi: Awareness raising Activity in Child’s rights, co-organised with the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia
  • 5-6 May 2011, Athens: Consultation meeting with certain NHRSs on the Council of Europe’s activities in the field of migration, hosted by and co-organised with the Ombudsman of Greece
  • 6-7 April 2011, Tallinn: NHRS Workshop on “Promotion and protection of children’s rights by NHRSs”, hosted by and co-organised with the Chancellor of Justice of Estonia (Peer-to-Peer II Project)
  • 16 March 2011, Strasbourg: Russian and Council of Europe project teams meet to prepare co-operation project to support effective public monitoring of places of detention in the Russian Federation (PMC Pre-Project)
  • 14-15 March 2011, Paris: NPM Workshop on “Security and dignity in settings of deprivation of liberty”, hosted by and co-organised with the French General Inspector of Places of Deprivation of Liberty (European NPM Project)
  • 10 December 2010, Baku: Seminar on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the ECHR, hosted by and co-organised with the Ombudsman of Azerbaijan
  • 3 December 2010, Council of Europe Headquarters Strasbourg: Annual Meeting with NHRS Contact Persons (Peer-to-Peer II Project)
  • 1-2 December 2010, Council of Europe Headquarters Strasbourg: Annual Meeting of NPM Heads and Contact Persons (European NPM Project)
  • 2-5 November 2010, Madrid: 3rd On-site Exchange of experiences under the European NPM Project, with the Spanish NPM, SPT, CPT, APT
  • 13-14 October 2010, Yerevan: 3rd Thematic Workshop under the European NPM Project on “The preparation of preventive visits”, hosted by and co-organised with the NPM of Armenia
  • 28-29 September 2010, Pushkin / St. Petersburg: Annual Round Table with the Russian Federal and Regional Ombudsmen, co-organised with the "Strategy" Center of St. Petersburg
Glossary
  • APT: Association for the Prevention of Torture (European NPM Project’s Implementing Partner)
  • COE: Council of Europe
  • CPT: European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (of the CoE)
  • EU: European Union
  • HRTF: Human Rights Trust Fund (presently financed by Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland)
  • IMAP: Independent Medical Advisory Panel (set up under the European NPM Project)
  • NHRS: National Human Rights Structure (can be used as generic term for independent bodies that includes also NPMs, or as specific term that designates only ombudsmen and national human rights commissions or institutions with a general - as opposed to thematic – and nation wide human rights mandate)
  • NHRS Unit: National Human Rights Structures Unit (of the National Human Rights Structures Prisons and Police Division, Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department, Directorate of Co-operation, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe)
  • NPM: National Preventive Mechanism against torture (set up under the OPCAT)
  • OPCAT: Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention Against Torture
  • PMC: Public Monitoring Committee (established for the purpose of detention monitoring in the Russian Federation)
  • RSIF: Regular Selective Information Flow (composed of monthly bulletins in English by which the NHRS Unit informs every forthnight of findings and activities by CoE bodies that could be Of relevance for the national and international work of NHRSs. Translations into Russian have started recently.)
  • SPT: UN Sub-Committee on Prevention of Torture
  • UN: United Nations
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Contact

(Mr) Markus Jaeger
Head, National Human Rights Structures, Prisons and Police Division

Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs
Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex
FRANCE

Fax: + 33 (0)3 90 21 50 33
markus.jaeger@coe.int