Council of Europe/European Union
Partnership for Good Governance For Eastern Partnership Countries
Strengthening the Health Care and Human Rights Protection in Prisons in Armenia
Start date: March 2015
Duration: until 31 December 2018
Budget: EUR 900,000
Donor: European Union and Council of Europe
Partners: Ministry of Justice, Penitentiary Department of MoJ, Ministry of Health, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Ombudsman
Contact Person: Mr. Arman Poghosyan, Senior Project Officer
The Project aims at strengthening human rights, through improvement of provision of healthcare (including mental care) in prisons in Armenia, and enhancing the capacities of prison staff through development and provision of continuous training. The objectives of the Project are:
- Improvement of the legal/institutional framework of healthcare in prisons of Armenia.
- Improvement of material conditions of healthcare units.
- Strengthening the capacity for provision of healthcare of the prison staff.
As a result of the Project implementation it is anticipated that:
- Legal provisions and national authorities’ practices for the observation of prisoners’ rights in healthcare are strengthened in line with the European standards;
- National authorities have a scheme in place to provide higher quality of healthcare for prisoners.
Guideline on the realization of healthcare rights of detainees and convicts and mechanisms for their realization (in Armenian)
REPORT ON MENTAL HEALTHCARE ISSUES IN THE PENITENTIARY INSTITUTIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
- National projects
- Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Armenia
- Strengthening the Application of European Human Rights Standards in the Armed Forces in Armenia
- Supporting the criminal justice reform and combating ill-treatment and impunity in Armenia
- Strengthening the health care and human rights protection in prisons in Armenia
- Institutional support to CAA
- Support to Consolidating Local Democracy in Armenia
- Completed projects
- Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia
- Support to the Establishment of Probation Service in Armenia