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10 December 2019

Activity Details (ID# 32003)  

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Title First meeting of the European NPM Project’s Medical Advisory Panel 
Description During their preventive visits to various types of places of deprivation of liberty the National Preventive Mechanisms against Torture (NPMs) run into a host of medical issues. In the context of the ''European NPM Project'' (a branch of the Peer-to-Peer II Project, co-funded by a CoE-EU JP and the HRTF) they have asked to be offered speedy and pragmatic guidance on such issues. In response to that request a Medical Advisory Panel (MAP) will now be set up, composed of a small number of eminent medical experts who have long-standing experience (CPT, SPT, other) in conducting preventive visits to places of deprivation of liberty. The idea is to create a specific branch of the European NPM Project dedicated to medical concerns. The first meeting will be asked to agree on the ''Operational guidelines'' as well as the ''Rules of Procedure'' of the MAP. Future specific activities to be conducted with the help of the MAP will also be discussed (eg NPM workshops on medical issues for the attention of medical experts working for NPMs).
Status Completed 
Date 01/03/2011 
Location Strasbourg, Council of Europe
Countries Organisations: Council of Europe
Others: Kosovo*
  Joint Programme Activity - Peer-to-Peer II
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Peer-to-Peer II - Promoting national non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of human rights and especially the prevention of torture    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 2 - 2010/DGHL/JP/2438   Promoting national preventive mechanisms
Expected Result 2.2 - The staff of the NPMs have increased knowledge of relevant European human rights standards, in particular as regards the functioning of the CPT with whom the NPMs will have established working relations.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Human Rights
Line of Action ⇒ I.2 – Promoting Human Rights
Programme ☆ I.2.3  Capacity building: awareness and training

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Small scale meeting 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners UN SPT - International Governmental Organisation
Last Modified 11/01/2012 

  * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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