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


Launching Two HELP modules on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights


On 18 October, project in cooperation with Justice Academy launched two HELP courses relevant for the Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), Prohibition of Torture in Law Enforcement, Security and Other Coercive Contexts, and Standards of the European Committee for...

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Involuntary Placement in Closed Mental Health Facilities


On 29-30 September, a workshop on involuntary placement of persons with mental disorders in closed mental health institutions was organized jointly with the National Preventive Mechanism against Torture. It facilitated exchange among relevant stakeholders in the referral system to evaluate ...

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Building Local Capacity in Medico-Legal Investigation and Documentation of Torture


On 8-10 September, project organized training of trainers (ToT) on investigation, documentation and processing cases of torture and ill-treatment, in partnership with Justice Academy. The activity was organized following development of the relevant training module for judiciary based on...

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