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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

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
Documents/Links:
    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives
    (47 Activities) Narrative
    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 1      2010/DGHL/JP/2410   Promoting national non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of human rights 0 
    To support and strengthen the functioning of NHRSs in line with international and European standards (including the Paris Principles)
         
    Expected Result 1.1 Establishment of NHRSs at national, regional or local level and their independent and efficient functioning in conformity with the Paris Principles.
    Targeted missions to countries where there might be a political momentum for the setting up of a NHRS are carried out and such institutions are established subsequently. The authorities who consider setting up a NHRS 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” available.
    Round tables are organized to discuss the modalities and possibilities to strengthen the human rights work of existing structures in the Russian Federation and explore possibilities to further set up new ones.

    Activity reports

    Experts’ feedback

    Government decisions

    Relevant legislation as revised
     
    Political will to establish/develop NHRSs
    Expected Result 1.2 The staff of the NHRSs have increased knowledge of relevant European human rights standards, in particular as regards the European Convention on Human Rights control mechanism.
    By the end of the project, 250 specialists from NHRS of the countries involved 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
    Project Purpose 2      2010/DGHL/JP/2438   Promoting national preventive mechanisms 0 
    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
    Project Purpose 3      2010/DGHL/JP/2439   Promoting NHRS/NPM networking 0 
    Promoting networking, mutual exchange of information and sharing best practices between the NHRS/NPMs      
    Expected Result 3.1 The existing network of NHRS is nurtured and further developed. An additional, specific network of NPMs is created for their specific needs
    Dedicated sections of CoE website exist and are regularly up-dated

    Active participation of the members of the network in feeding the website with relevant materials/information.
    Quality of the materials published.

    Active participation in the annual conferences.

    Use of the network between the NHRSs/NPMs for bilateral purposes.

    Use of the network by the NHRSs/NPMs to contribute to the international human rights work in the CoE and the UN

    Website materials

    Beneficiaries’ feedback

    Expert feedback

    Reports of meetings and events organised under the Project
     
    Willingness and capacity of NHRSs/NPMs to overcome geopolitical atomization and form a genuine network



     
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