Second strategic planning workshop with National Preventive Mechanism against Torture (NPM)


On 6-7 September, project organized second strategic planning workshop with National Preventive Mechanism against Torture (NPM). The aim was to collect final inputs for the first 5-year strategy of the mechanism since its establishment in 2016. The workshop was facilitated with support of two...

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Formalizing cooperation between Kosovo* NPM and Swiss National Commission for Prevention of Torture

24 April 2019 Pristina

On 24 April, the project facilitated signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on professional cooperation between Kosovo* National Preventive Mechanism against Torture and Swiss National Commission for Prevention of Torture. The signature ceremony was organised in cooperation with the...

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Project Closing Conference

16 April 2019 Pristina

The final project conference was organised on 16 April as a concluding event after two years of comprehensive capacity building and awareness raising activities with National Preventive Mechanism against Torture. The event provided room for communicating project results to donors and direct...

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Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Ill-treatment

8-10 April 2019 Pristina

On 8-10 April, the project "Strengthening the National Preventive Mechanism" in synergy with another Council of Europe’s project “Enhancing Human Rights Policing” organised a training on the Istanbul Protocol on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel or Degrading...

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Specialised training for Forensic Psychiatry Institute

22-24 March 2019 Pristina

On 22-24 March, project organised a specialised training for the staff of the Forensic Psychiatry Institute, as a follow up to the findings and recommendations from the monitoring visits conducted by National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in 2018. The training was delivered by one of the leading...

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Heads of Council of Europe anti-torture and anti-corruption bodies call on member states to take decisive action against torture and corruption

28 February 2019 Pristina

In a joint statement issued at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Mykola Gnatovskyy, President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), and Marin Mrčela, President of the Group of States against...

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Follow-Up Visits

27 February-1 March 2019 Dubrava Prison

From 27 February to 1 March 2019 the project facilitated the delivery of Follow-Up Visits to Places of Deprivation of Liberty. The activity was organised during the official ad-hoc visit of the National Preventive Mechanism against Torture (NPM) to Dubrava Prison, located in Istog/Istok...

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Awareness Raising Workshop in Mitrovica

15 February 2019 Mitrovica

On 15 February, the project organised an awareness raising round table on the role and mandate of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) with relevant institutions, NGOs and international organisations operating in Mitrovica region. The event provided room for introduction of NPM team and its...

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Monitoring Immigration Detention

11-14 February 2019 Pristina

A training on Monitoring Immigration Detention was completed on 11-14 February 2019. The first two days were reserved for the theoretical part of the module with focus on the international standards for treatment of foreign nationals deprived of liberty under alien legislation and practical...

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Treatment of Women and Juveniles in Detention

22-24 January 2019 Lipjan/Lipljan

On 22-24 January, project facilitated delivery of training modules on treatment of women and juveniles deprived of liberty. Apart from the lecture on women in detention, trainees benefited from the on-job coaching provided by international experts during the official visits to women and...

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