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Peer-to-Peer II   Promoting national non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of human rights and especially the prevention of torture
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Narrative (Work Plan)
01/03/2010 - 30/06/2012
JP Completed  
Coordinating DG:
Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
1 600 000
    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives To help avoid, put an end to or compensate for human rights violations through work with the National Human Rights Structures (NHRSs), including the transfer of international know-how to the staff of newly established independent National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs).
    The NHRSs are more active and effective in monitoring, preventing and compensating for human rights violations

    Number of cases settled out of the national courts or the European Court of Human Rights by mediation of the NHRSs is growing

    New NHRSs and NPMs are set-up where they do not exist
    NHRSs’ legal basis and mandates are consistent with Paris Principles

    NPMs’ legal basis and functioning is OPCAT compliant

    Effective, active networks of NHRSs and NPMs are put in place

    Relevant legislation and general administrative practices in the fields for which NHRSs and NPMs have jurisdiction

    National reports by NHRSs/NPMs

    Contributions to international report and other international work coming from NHRSs and NPMs

    Compendiums of analyses of the human rights activities of NHRSs as reflected in their annual reports

    Statistics on out- of - court settlement by mediation of the NHRSs

    Dedicated section of CoE website, activity reports, project publications, reports by international monitoring bodies

    Political will to establish/develop genuinely independent and effective NHRSs and NPMs

    Adequate local capacities
    Project Purpose 2      2010/DGHL/JP/2438   Promoting national preventive mechanisms 0 
    (16 Activities) Narrative
    Assisting the newly established bodies for the prevention of torture - National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs)- in the development of competencies concerning European human rights standards and practices
    Expected Result 2.1 Establishment of NPMs the mandate, designation and functioning of which is in conformity with OPCAT requirements.
    Targeted missions to countries where there might be a political momentum for the setting up of a NPM are carried out and such institutions are establishedsubsequently. The authorities who consider setting up a NPM, are aware of the range of technical choices available as well as the pros and cons of each choice, as explained by representatives of each “model”.

    Activity reports

    Experts’ feedback

    Government decisions

    Relevant legislation as revised
    Political will to establish/develop NPMs
    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.
    By the end of the project, 250 specialists from NPMS are trained on the non-judicial protection in specific areas of human rights which the Council of Europe monitoring bodies have identified as objects of major concern throughout Europe

    Digests, handbooks, compilation of best practices are prepared and published in English and Russian.

    Beneficiaries’ feedback

    Experts’ feedback

    Activity reports

    Project publications
    Adequate local capacities

      * 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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