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OPCAT: Promoting a better understanding of the role of national human rights structures


Thursday, April 17, 2008

The APT participated in a workshop for specialized staff of national human rights structures entitled 'The rights of persons deprived of their liberty: The role of national human rights structures which are OPCAT mechanisms and those which are not'. The workshop was part of a joint project co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Union which aims to set up an active network of independent non-judicial structures, with a special focus on non-EU member States (The Peer-to Peer Project).

Date: 9-10 April 2008
Place: Padua, Italy
Partners:

Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Centre on Human Rights and the Rights of Peoples of the University of Padua

Purpose: To promote a better understanding of the role of national human rights structures in light of the OPCAT
Activities:

The APT participated in a workshop for specialized staff of national human rights structures entitled 'The rights of persons deprived of their liberty: The role of national human rights structures which are OPCAT mechanisms and those which are not'. The workshop was co-organised by the Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights and the Centre on Human Rights and the Rights of Peoples of the University of Padua as part of a joint project co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Union which aims to set up an active network of independent non-judicial structures, with a special focus on non-EU member States (The Peer-to Peer Project).

The workshop focused on the legal norms governing the above theme, followed by a peer review of relevant practices used or envisaged throughout Europe.

Documents:

Workshop Programme

APT paper on National Human Rights Commissions and Ombudspersons’ Offices as NPMs under the OPCAT

Contact Person: Marina Narvaez, APT UN & Legal Programme Officer
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