Monitoring of Psychiatric Facilities, IOI workshop for NPMs, Vilnius

June 21 - 23, 2016

The International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) is organising a workshop for National Preventive Mechanisms on "Monitoring of Psychiatric Facilities", 21-23 June 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Explore with peers issues of common concern relating to the monitoring of psychiatric institutions.
  • Deepen the understanding of the main risk situations related to psychiatric institutions and ways to address them.
  • Develop skills to handle specific challenges relating to the monitoring of psychiatric institutions.
  • Explore strategies to follow-up on visits to psychiatric institutions and overcome challenges such as gaps in standards or legislation.

The three-day workshop will be facilitated by the APT, and include expert sessions with medical/psychiatric experts and the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture.