Monitoring psychiatric institutions, NPM workshop, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

November 12 - 14, 2018

Building on its previous cooperation with the Kyrgyz National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), the APT will hold, from 12 to 14 November 2018, a workshop on the monitoring of psychiatric institutions for the NPM staff. The APT will deliver the training jointly with an expert from the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).

The objectives of the workshop, to be held in Bishkek, are as follows:

  • Discuss the main challenges faced by the Kyrgyz NPM in monitoring psychiatric institutions;
  • Strengthen the skills of the NPM staff on how to conduct and follow-up to visits of psychiatric institutions, including through a practical visit to a psychiatric institution; and
  • Explore NPM strategies to improve the treatment and conditions of persons held in psychiatric institutions, including through effective follow-up to its recommendations on practices and the broader national legal and policy framework.