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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 17030)  

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Title 5 of 7 Round table to present the guidelines on governmental and independent inspection mechanisms to the stakeholders and prepare implementation 
Description 1 Council of Europe expert, 20 participants from Serbia 
Status Completed 
Date 21/02/2008 
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
Groups: Multilateral
  Joint Programme Activity - SEE-PrisonRef
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP SEE-PrisonRef - CARDS - Development of a reliable and functioning Prison system respecting fundamental rights and standards and enhancing of regional co-operation in the Western Balkans    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 4 - 2007/DGHL/JP/1720   SEE-PrisonRef - Contribute to the development and consolidation of systems of governmental
Expected Result 4.1 - Guidelines on governmental and independent inspection mechanisms are developed. Stakeholders, including relevant government officials, Ombudsmen institutions and NGOs, are trained on how to carry out inspections.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.3 – Strengthening the security of European citizens
Programme ☆ II.3.2  European standards for crime control
Project 2008/DGHL/1418 Targeted support for national prison systems
Expected Result 1 Concrete measures undertaken by member states aimed at improving the management of prison systems.

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Round Table 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact RAKUSIC-HADZIC, Tanja   email
Last Modified 04/12/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 17030) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The objective was to contribute to the development and consolidation of governmental and independent inspection mechanisms by presenting the guidelines on inspections and monitoring to stakeholders. 
Output/Results The guidelines were presented by the CoE expert. The participants received information on international and domestic standards of efficient and impartial inspection and monitoring. The discussion following the presentation of the guidelines enabled the participants to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current national system . 
Conclusions/Follow Up The guidelines were well received by the participants, who appreciated also the opportunity to meet each other and to exchange their professional views. Additional training on the topic was requested by all participants and especially by the newly established Ombudsman office in Serbia.
Note by the CoE Secretariat in Serbia: this could possibly be done with the ''Assistence to the prison reforms in Serbia'' project financed by CIDA 
Participants Representatives of Prison Administration, regional Ombudsman (autonomous province of Vojvodina), national Ombudsman, judges, representative of the OSCE mission in Serbia, NGOs 
Consultants/Experts Eric Svanidze 
CoE Secretariat Vladan Joksimovic, Alexander Stojanovic 
Total No. Participants 21 
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