Closing Conference of the Project on Enhancing the Effectiveness of Civil Monitoring Boards in Line with European Standards in Türkiye

29 November 2022 Ankara

The Project on “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Civil Monitoring Boards in Line with European Standards” came to a successful end, having contributed to substantial progress in enhancing the capacities of the national monitoring mechanism in Türkiye, and making a significant contribution to the...

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Cascade Training Sessions for Civil Monitoring Boards in Türkiye Finalised

8 November 2022

A total of 106 Civil Monitoring Board (CMB) members from 62 separate CMBs throughout Türkiye have benefitted from four cascade training sessions on prison monitoring, following the Training of Trainers that was organised in Istanbul earlier this year. All phases of preparing and conducting...

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National Preventive Mechanism Staff in Türkiye Trained on Prison Monitoring

14 October 2022 Ankara

On 14 October 2022, a total of 20 staff and experts of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) received training on prison monitoring in Ankara. As the 2022 EU Country Report for Türkiye highlights the new dynamics in the NPM in tackling human rights issues and in engaging in constructive...

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Turkish prison monitors hosted by Slovenia in study visit on good practices in prison monitoring

13-15 September 2022 Slovenia

A study visit to Slovenia took place on 13-15 September 2022 for a Turkish delegation consisting of prison monitors, including civil monitoring board members, public prosecutor, justice inspector, prison controllers, and Directorate General for Prison and Detention Houses (DGPDH) staff. The study...

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The main findings from the pilot prison monitoring visits and the finalised prison monitoring toolkit presented to stakeholders in Türkiye

29 - 30 June 2022 Bolu

Following the development of the new prison monitoring toolkit, five on-site coaching sessions for members of Civil Monitoring Boards (CMBs) were conducted successfully at Sincan, Antalya, İzmir, Rize and Diyarbakır prisons, with the participation of 48 CMB members. These sessions verified the...

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