The main objective of the proejct is to improve the rights and freedom of persons deprived of liberty in Kosovo* by reducing ill-treatment and ensuring effective investigations or allegations of ill-treatment.

The main partners are the Ombudsperson Institution, Judicial Council, Prosecutorial Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Law Faculties, Justice Academy, Ministry of Justice/ Correctional Service and Prison Health Department of the Ministry of Health.

The following results are expected: 

  • NPM staff are taking steps to improve their skills in monitoring detention facilities and to follow up on their recommendations
  • Kosovo* Academy of Justice is taking steps to improve trainings for the judiciary related to fight against ill treatment and torture
  • Kosovo judiciary and law students are demonstrating better understanding of ECtHR standards in relation to fight against ill treatment and torture


Study Visit of a high-level delegation of Kosovo* to the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights


High level delegation from Kosovo* (Ombudsperson, President of Supreme Court, Chief Prosecutor, Chairperson of the Judicial Council, Chairperson of Prosecutorial Council, Deputy Ombudsperson, and team of the National Preventive Mechanism against Torture) has visited Council of Europe and the...

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Workshop on Stress Management with Correctional Service


On 2-4 December, project organized workshop on Stress/anger Management and Emotional Self-control with staff members of the Kosovo* Correctional Service. The activity was follow-up to recommendations of European Committee for Prevention of Torture (CPT) and National Preventive Mechanism against...

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Training of Trainers with Police on Stress Management


On 08 - 11 November, project facilitated training of trainers (ToT) workshop with selected police officers and members of the National Preventive Mechanism against Torture (NPM) on Stress and Anger Management and Emotional Self-control. It was organized in cooperation with National Preventive...

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"All reference to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo."