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First NPM on-site visit and exchange of experiences in Poland


Friday, April 30, 2010

Warsaw, May 2010From Tuesday 4 May to Friday 7 May, the first National Preventive Mechanism Onsite Exchange of experience took place in Warsaw, Poland. This event was organized jointly by the Council of Europe, the APT and the Polish NPM. It is an important component of the European NPM Project, which, as a whole, seeks to enhance the capacity of NPMs to prevent torture. It was the first visit and exchange of experiences between the NPM of Poland and experts from the UN Sub-Committee on Prevention of Torture, former members of the European Committee on the Prevention of Torture and the Association for the Prevention of Torture.

 

Date:
4 - 7 May 2010
Place:
Warsaw, Poland
Purpose:
The overall aim of these four days was to foster an exchange of experience and cooperation between the UN Sub-Committee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), former members of the European Committee on the Prevention of Torture (CPT) and the Polish NPM on the methodology of detention monitoring for the prevention of torture.
Partners:
National Preventive Mechanism of Poland
Activities:

From Tuesday 4 May to Friday 7 May, the first National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) Onsite Exchange of experience took place in Warsaw, Poland. This event was organized jointly by the Council of Europe, the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and the Polish NPM. It is an important component of the European NPM Project, which, as a whole, seeks to enhance the capacity of NPMs to prevent torture.

The 3rd day consisted of a visit to place(s) of detention by the host NPM’s staff and external experts (SPT, former CPT, CoE and APT) observing.

After the visit, the participants and experts analyzed, shared and compared their visiting methodology and experience.

More Information:
For more information on the European NPM Project
Documents:

Event Agenda

 

The following APT publications have recently been translated to Polish:

Monitoring Places of Detention - A Practical Guide

Visiting places of detention - What role for physicians and other health professionals?

Detention Monitoring Briefings:

N°1 - Making Effective Recommendations

N°2 - The Selection of Persons to Interview in the Context of Preventive Detention Monitoring

N°3 - Using Interpreters in Detention Monitoring

Contact Persons:

Barbara Bernath, APT Chief of Operations

Tanya Norton, APT Detention Monitoring Adviser

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