... more than a decade of joint action to promote democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe ...
       



Presentation
Current Events
Activities
Today -
by Programme -
by Country -
Search -
Subcontractors and grantees
Contact
 
Print View
 
Sign in



Joint Programmes - Logframes and Activities

(Joint Programmes)
HF-I.1-Prisons   Ensuring Justice: Prisons and Police

Narrative (Work Plan)
24/05/2016 - 23/05/2019
JP Active  
Coordinating DG:
Office of the Director General of Programmes
Documents/Links:
    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives
    (49 Activities) Narrative
    .

     

     

     
    Project Purpose 1      2016/DG I/JP/3715   HF - Albania - Enhancing the protection of human rights of prisoners in Albania in line with Council of Europe and European Committee for Prevention of Torture (CPT) standards 700 000 
    .      
    Project Purpose 2      2016/DG I/JP/3716   HF-Bosnia and Herzegovina- Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons 900 000 
    To support BiH authorities in ensuring compliance with European standards as necessary and to assist them in advancing further towards the stabilization and European integration.     Cooperation between different Ministries will be crucial for successful implementation of project activities.

    All BiH jurisdictions will fully engage and remain committed towards the penitentiary reform and will bring about the necessary changes.
     
    Expected Result 2.1 To support further development of police practices in line with European standards.
    In the period of two years, officers in charge of detention trained to apply procedures compliant with HR standards.

    CPT regular and ad hoc visit reports

    Ombudsmen/NPM reports
     
    Cooperation between different Ministries (Justice and Internal Affairs) will be crucial for successful implementation of project activities related to police procedures.
    Expected Result 2.2 To improve treatment of various categories of detainees in the custodial environment and facilitate their reintegration in the society after release by equipping them with the necessary skills to assist them in leading the law abiding lives post-release.
    In the period of two years, offender management programmes applicable to pre-release prisoners to better equip them with employment and re-socialisation skills.

    CPT regular and ad hoc visit reports

    Ombudsmen/NPM reports

    Independent Parliamentary Commissions' annual reports
     
    Adequate number of highly qualified BiH national experts specialised in prison staff training, penal system in general and social sciences (prison psychologists, social workers, therapists, pedagogues) will be available for the implementation of project activities.
    Expected Result 2.3 To build capacities of health care staff in prisons to ensure equal access and quality of primary health care provided to prisoners as in the community.
    The need to escort prisoners to community health care institutions is reduced due to equivalence of health care offered in custody in the period of two years.

    CPT regular and ad hoc visit reports

    Ombudsmen/NPM reports

    Independent Parliamentary Commissions' annual reports

    Expert assessment reports
     
    Cooperation between different Ministries (Justice and Health care) will be crucial for successful implementation of project activities related to health care in prisons.
    Expected Result 2.4 To support authorities in the establishment of professional, effective and efficient treatment of mentally incapacitated offenders while respecting their human rights and dignity, as required by international standards.
    In the period of two years, staff working with mentally incapacitated offenders trained to apply procedures complaint with HR standards.

    CPT regular and ad hoc visit reports

    Ombudsmen/NPM reports

    Independent Parliamentary Commissions' annual reports

    Expert assessment reports
     
    Cooperation between different Ministries (Justice and Health care) will be crucial for successful implementation of project activities related to mentally incapacitated offedners.
    Project Purpose 3      2016/DG I/JP/3717   HF-''The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''- Strengthening the protection of the rights of sentenced persons 950 000 
    To strengthen the protection of the rights of sentenced persons in line with CoE standards, through:

    1. Introducing introduce effective prison management, dynamic security and mechanisms for combatting inter-prisoner violence, and further enhance the internal prison inspection system;
    2. Improving the treatment of sentenced persons through introduction and implementation of specific treatment programmes; and
    3. Strengthening the protection of the rights of the prisoners through introducing effective mechanisms for dealing with cases of ill-treatment and corruption in prisons.
    Degree of knowledge and skills amongst trained prison managers and staff is sufficient to effectively prevent and deal with inter-prisoner violence and apply the dynamic security concept in prisons.
    Legislation drafted that provides for professionalization of the prison management posts.
    Specific treatment programmes designed and exist.
    Number of relevant prison staff trained under the cascade sessions.
    The Directorate of the Execution of Sanctions (DECS) adopted a Code of conduct of prison staff.
    Strategy to support prevention of ill-treatment and Corruption mitigations plan adopted by DECS.
    Legislation amended and a rulebook developed to improve disciplinary procedures.
     
    up to 4 treatment programmes;
    Impact report on the piloting sessions;
    Prison dynamic security concept;
    New code of Conduct for prison staff;
    New strategy on ill-treatment and corruption mitigation plan;
    Project interim and final reports;
    Assessment reports and analyses;
    Activity reports, lists of attendance;
    IO and NGO reports;
    Evaluations by participants.
     
    Commitment of the authorities to support prison reforms remains high.

    Stable political environment.

    A continuous and smooth level of co-operation is maintained with the beneficiaries and cooperating organisations.

    The capacities and availability of staff members of the beneficiary organisations is sufficient.

     
    Expected Result 3.1 Enhanced capacity of prison managers and staff to address inter-prisoner violence
    Number of operational guidelines and protocols drafted and introduced in prisons.
    Training programme exists.
    Number of training sessions delivered.
    Number of national trainers trained.
    Total number of staff trained.
    Increase of knowledge and skills of prison managers and staff to deal with inter-prisoner violence.

    Guidelines and protocols
    Training programme
    Project reports (activity, interim, etc.)
    IOs and NGOs reports
    Evaluations by participants, list of attendees
    Prison incident records
    Monitoring reports under the National Strategy for development of the prison system
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.
    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.
    Public institutions commit to incorporate training in their curricula
    Motivation to join training activities
    Expected Result 3.2 The dynamic security concept is introduced and established in penitentiary institutions
    Dynamic security concept exists in practice.
    Training programme on dynamic security is developed
    Number of national trainers.
    Prison managers and staff receive adequate training on how to apply dynamic security in practice.
    Level of understanding of the dynamic security concept increased.

    SOP on the dynamic security concept
    Training programme
    Project reports (activity, interim, etc.)
    IOs and NGOs reports
    Evaluations by participants, list of attendees
    Prison incident reports
     
    Motivation to join training activities and adopt the dynamic security is secured.
    Trained prison staff stay within their posts so as to apply new skills in the future.
    Expected Result 3.3 Strengthened professional capacities of prison managers and the Directorate of the Execution of Sanctions (DECS)
    Legislation that provides for professionalization of the prison management posts exists.
    DECS has capacity to monitor the implementation of the National Strategy.
    DECS has capacity to manage and strategically plan reforms in the penitentiary field.

    Project reports
    Expert activity reports
    IOs and NGO reports
    Evaluation by participants
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.
    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.
    Motivation to join training activities is secured.
    Expected Result 3.4 Enhanced capacities of the prison inspection staff
    The Prison inspections are carried out in unbiased and objective manner.
    The independence of the Prison Inspection Sector is strengthened.
    Operation Tools for carrying out prison inspections have been improved.
    Number of prison inspectors trained.
    Increase in knowledge and skills on conducting effective prison inspection.
    Cooperation with external prison monitoring mechanisms strengthened through conducting joint actions.

    National legislation
    Training programme
    Project reports (activity, interim, etc.)
    IOs and NGOs reports
    Evaluations by participants, list of attendees
    Prison inspection reports
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.
    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.
    Motivation to join training activities is secured.
    Expected Result 3.5 Improved treatment of vulnerable prisoners through development and piloting of specific treatment programmes
    Number of modules and training materials for treatment of specific vulnerable groups of prisoners upgraded.
    Number of prison staff trained.
    Number of modifications introduced as a part of the pilot process.
    Level of satisfaction with the pilot process.

    Modules and training materials exist
    Expert and activity reports
    Pilot reports
    Evaluations by participants, list of attendees
    IOs and NGO reports
     
    Key actors are willing to be fully engaged.
    The authorities are committed to use modules and training materials in their everyday work.
    Expected Result 3.6 Specific treatment programme for violent offenders developed and introduced into the penitentiary system
    Treatment programme for violent offenders exists.
    Number of cases of violence in prisons decreased.
    Treatment programme successfully piloted in one prison and adjusted in line with the evaluation on its performance and impact.
    Number of prison staff trained.

    Modules and training materials exist
    Expert and activity reports
    Pilot reports
    Evaluations by participants, list of attendees
    IOs and NGO reports
     
    Key actors are willing to be fully engaged.
    The authorities are committed to use modules and training materials in their everyday work.
    Expected Result 3.7 Prison staff conducts their work in an ethical, non-discriminatory and impartial manner.
    Effective mechanisms for prevention or dealing with cases of ill-treatment or corrupt practice by prison staff are set in place.
    A discipline system that will contribute to successful rehabilitation of prisoners is developed.

    Code of conduct for the prison staff adopted.
    Awareness of the Code of Conduct is raised among the prison staff.
    Number of publications.
    Strategy on implementing zero tolerance policy to ill-treatment is in place.
    National corruption mitigation plan exists, with possibility for adaptation to each specific penitentiary establishment.
    Increased awareness of the new strategy and mitigation plan among prison management staff.
    The legal provisions and regulatory framework on disciplinary measures and procedures are submitted for for adoption to MoJ.
    Improved internal disciplinary procedures in line with the international standards.
    Increased knowledge and skills among prison staff.

    Code of conduct as publication
    Strategy on zero tolerance of ill-treatment
    Corruption mitigation plan
    Legislation and by-laws regulating disciplinary procedure in prison
    Project reports (activity, interim, etc.)
    IOs and NGOs reports
    list of attendees
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.
    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.
    Motivation to join project activities is secured.
    Project Purpose 4      2016/DG I/JP/3718   HF-''The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''- Enhancing human rights policing 550 000 
    To strengthen the protection of the rights of apprehended and persons in police custody in the country in line with CoE and international standards, through:
    1. Introducing introduce effective oversight over police work through establishing external mechanism; and
    2. Improving human rights compliance of the police through strengthening the preventive safeguards against ill-treatment and enhancing the internal police investigative mechanism;
    The most applicable model was selected and legislative and institutional framework set in place.
    The external oversight mechanism (EOM) operational guidelines and protocols exist and are applied in practice.
    Newly assigned EOM staff has been trained on conducting effective investigations.
    Degree of knowledge and skills of the national police trainers improved.
    Significant number of uniformed police officers developed skills to apply relevant legislation, standards and practices in their everyday work.
    The SICPS regulatory framework provides for increased independence, efficiency and investigation promptness and of the Department.
     
    Project interim and final reports
    Assessment reports and analyses,
    Activity reports, lists
    of attendance
    IO and NGO reports
    Meeting reports, press reports,
    evaluations by participants
     
    A continuous and smooth level of co-operation is maintained with the beneficiaries and relevant national stakeholders.

    The capacities and availability of staff members of the beneficiary organisations is sufficient.

    Adequate expertise and funds are secured.
     
    Expected Result 4.1 The legislative and institutional framework of the independent external oversight mechanism (EOM) over the police work has been developed.
    EOM legislative and institutional framework exists

    EOM operational guidelines and protocols exist and are applied

    Awareness raised among relevant national decision-makers and civil society on the institutional set-up and the competencies of the EOM

    Project progress reports
    Assessment reports
    Expert activity reports
    IOs and NGO reports
    Legislation developed
    Internal regulations developed
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.

    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.

    Motivation and commitment to adopt the reforms proposed is secured.
    Expected Result 4.2 The capacities of the EOM staff on conducting independent and effective investigation of the complaints against the police developed and improved.
    Number of training modules developed

    Number of national trainers

    Number of EOM staff trained

    Project progress reports
    Assessment reports
    Expert activity reports
    Meeting reports
    IOs and NGO reports
    Evaluation by participants
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.

    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.

    Motivation and commitment to training activities is secured.
    Expected Result 4.3 The in-service police training mechanisms made sustainable and procedures on treatment of persons in police custody are in line with international standards.
    Number of recommendations issued with the assessment report

    Number of revisions in the in-service police training programme (curricula)

    Number of revisions in the in-service training modules

    Number of trained police officer and national trainers

    Number of standard operational procedures (SOP) assessed and revised

    Project progress reports
    Assessment reports
    Expert activity reports
    Meeting reports
    Training reports and evaluations
    IOs and NGO reports
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.

    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.

    Motivation to join training activities and adopt the reforms proposed is secured.
    Expected Result 4.4 The capacities of the internal police control mechanism with respect to investigating and combating ill-treatment further improved.
    Amendments (improvements) to the SICPS regulatory framework drafted

    Sustainable induction and in-service training strategy and programme are in place.

    Capacity of SICPS staff increased through establishment of trainers network

    Number of staff trained

    Project progress reports
    Assessment reports
    Expert activity reports
    Meeting reports
    Training reports and evaluations
    IOs and NGO reports
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.

    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.

    Motivation and commitment to training activities is secured.
    Project Purpose 5      2016/DG I/JP/3719   HF-Kosovo*- Enhancing the protection of human rights of prisoners in line with Council of Europe and European Committee for Prevention of Torture (CPT) standards 620 000 
    To enhance the protection of human rights of prisoners in line with CoE and in particular CPT standards, through:
    1. Enhancing the professionalism of the prison staff, including managerial staff;
    2. Strengthening safeguards aimed at ensuring better protection of the rights of prisoners; and
    3. Improving the provision of health care, including mental health care and the application of medical ethics in prison.
    Rulebook on prison staff recruitment exists and is submitted to MoJ for adoption
    Number of training curricula and modules developed
    Number of national trainers
    Number of prison staff trained
    Number of treatment programmes developed and piloted
    Complaints forms for prisoners exist
    Appeal procedures established
    Improved regulations on internal prison inspection
    Number of prison inspectors trained
    Training Manual on mental health care exists and incorporated in the regular training curricula
    Number of staff trained on mental health issues, transmissible diseases, medical ethics and on recording injuries related to ill-treatment
    A suicide prevention strategy submitted for adoption
     
    Project inception, interim and final reports
    Assessment reports on specific areas covered by the project
    Experts’ activity reports
    Reports on meetings with stakeholders
    IOs and NGOs reports
    Evaluation report/ impact studies
     
    A continuous and smooth level of co-operation is maintained with the beneficiaries and cooperating organisations

    The capacities and availability of staff members of the beneficiary organisations is sufficient
    Adequate expertise is secured
     
    Expected Result 5.1 Prison staff recruitment policies enhanced and are based on required standards of education and proficiency
    A rulebook on prison staff recruitment is consulted with stakeholders and submitted to MoJ for adoption.
    Instructions (operational manual) are put in place

    Rulebook/operations manual
    Project reports (activity, interim, etc.)
    WG meeting reports
    IOs and NGOs reports
     
    Smooth co-operation with the relevant authorities and target group/s
    Full commitment and involvement of prison staff in the implementation of the activities
    Motivation to gain knowledge and skills and to apply it in practice
    Expected Result 5.2 The professional and moral performance of prison staff, including managerial staff, enhanced based on sound ethical standards
    Training curricula for initial and in-service training of prison staff exists
    Training module on dynamic security is in place and part of the curricula
    Number of national trainers
    Number of prison staff trained

    Training programme and module
    Project reports (activity, interim, etc.)
    IOs and NGOs reports
    Evaluations by participants, list of attendees
    Prison incident reports
     
    Motivation to join training activities and adopt the dynamic security is secured.
    Trained prison staff stay within their posts so as to apply new skills in the future
    Expected Result 5.3 Prisoners’ risks and needs are efficiently assessed and proper individual sentence planning and targeted rehabilitation programmes implemented
    Risk/needs assessment tool exists and adopted by the beneficiary
    Specific treatment programmes submitted to the beneficiary
    Number of trained staff
    Number of staff involved in the pilots
    Number of piloted programmes and proposal to changes in the outputs
    Level of satisfaction with the pilot process

    Risk assessment tool / rehabilitation progammes
    Project reports
    Expert activity reports
    IOs and NGO reports
    List of attendees
    Evaluation by participants
    Pilot impact report
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.

    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.

    Motivation to join training activities is secured.
    Expected Result 5.4 Disciplinary procedures revised and implemented in line with the CoE and in particular CPT standards and prisoners’ right to lodge complaints and possibility to appeal decisions are guaranteed
    The legal provisions and regulatory framework on disciplinary measures and procedures are submitted for adoption to MoJ.

    Improved internal disciplinary procedures in line with the international standards.

    The ‘package’ introducing prisoners’ complaint mechanism and appellate procedures is consulted with national stakeholders and submitted to MoJ for adoption.

    Improved prisoner’s complaint and appeal procedures /possibilities in line with the international standards.

    Revised legislation and by-laws
    Revised regulations
    Project reports
    Expert activity reports
    IOs and NGO reports
    List of attendees
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.

    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.

    The beneficiary commits to supporting the proposed changes
    Expected Result 5.5 The internal prison inspection system further strengthened
    Revised prison inspections’ methodology and monitoring tools are submitted to MoJ for adoption.

    Number of prison inspector trained

    Skills and knowledge gained to conduct efficient prison inspection in light of CPT standards and best practices

    The Prison inspections are carried out in unbiased and objective manner

    Revised tools and methodology
    Project reports
    Expert activity reports
    IOs and NGO reports
    List of attendees
    Evaluation by participants
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.

    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.

    The beneficiary commits to supporting the proposed changes and training actions
    Expected Result 5.6 Enhanced ethics, knowledge and capacities of prison medical staff to provide better health care to prisoners and strengthened safeguards against ill-treatment and self-harm
    Training manual on mental health care for prison staff exists and submitted to MoH for adoption.
    Number of health care and other prison staff trained on mental healthcare, transmissible diseases and medical ethics.
    Skills and knowledge increased with regards to provision of better health care to prisoners and medical ethics.
    Suicide prevention strategy submitted for adoption.
    Number of health care and other prison staff trained on recording injuries and under the suicide prevention strategy.
    Staff acquired skills on how to apply the suicide prevention strategy in practice.
    Increased promptness and effectiveness in identifying possible ill-treatment.
    Lower number of suicides in prisons.

    Training manual
    Suicide Prevention Strategy
    Training agendas
    Project reports
    Expert activity reports
    IOs and NGO reports
    List of attendees
    Evaluation by participants
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.

    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.

    The beneficiary commits to supporting the proposed changes and training actions
    Expected Result 5.7 Health care of prisoners advances through ensuring efficient transfer of the prison health care from the Ministry of Justice to the Ministry of Health
    Revised and improved Protocols for transfer of the prison health care are submitted for adoption to the beneficiary
    Awareness raised among relevant stakeholders
    Number of staff trained
    Knowledge and skills increased on the application of the protocols
    Improved, timely and accessible healthcare in prisons

    Transfer Protocols
    Project reports
    Expert activity reports
    IOs and NGO reports
    List of attendees
     
    Reliable data is made available and access is ensured.

    Relevant expertise can be mobilised to support the development process.

    The beneficiary commits to supporting the proposed changes
    Project Purpose 6      2016/DG I/JP/3720   HF-Montenegro- Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons 300 000 
    To enhance human rights protection of detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro in line with CoE and in particular CPT standards      
    Expected Result 6.1 To strengthen the safeguards against ill-treatment in line with CoE standards
    Prison and police staff increase their knowledge and skills to carry out all their duties in accordance with national law and international standards

    Incidents of ill-treatment and references to CPT reports reduced

    The internal regulatory framework for prevention of ill-treatment is improved in line with international standards, with focus on medical screening

    Medical staff has increased knowledge and skills against ill-treatment

    Project inception, interim and final reports

    Information and material provided by the beneficiary

    Assessment reports on specific areas covered by the project
    Experts’ activity reports and reports on meetings with stakeholders

    IOs and NGOs reports
     
    Political will to carry out reforms, adoption project deliverables and other working materials

    Secured and continuous cooperation of managerial staff; commitment and continuity of representation; staff motivated to take part in training sessions and follow project suggestions

    Adequate absorption capacity on the side of the MoJ and Police

    Adequate national and international expertise is secured
    Expected Result 6.2 To strengthen the institutional framework and strategic planning for improved conditions of detention and penitentiary health care
    Beneficiary institutions equipped with necessary tools to reduce overcrowding and improve detention conditions

    Prisoners granted access to health care services of better quality

    Project inception, interim and final reports

    Information and material provided by the beneficiary

    Assessment reports on specific areas covered by the project

    Experts’ activity report sand reports on meetings with stakeholders

    IOs and NGOs reports

     
    Political will to carry out reforms, adoption project deliverables and other working materials

    Secured and continuous cooperation of managerial staff; commitment and continuity of representation

    Adequate absorption capacity on the side of the MoJ

    Adequate national and international expertise is secured
    Expected Result 6.3 To enhance reintegration of prisoners with the support of civil society organizations
    Reintegration programmes by civil society organisations (CSOs) developed

    The evaluation on the piloting of the rehabilitation programmes provided positive feedback

    Project inception, interim and final reports

    Information and material provided by the beneficiary

    Assessment reports on specific areas covered by the project

    Experts’ activity report sand reports on meetings with stakeholders

    IOs and NGOs reports.
     
    Political will to carry out reforms, adoption project deliverables and other working materials

    Secured and continuous cooperation of managerial staff; commitment and continuity of representation

    Adequate absorption capacity on the side of the MoJ

    Adequate national and international expertise is secured
    Project Purpose 7      2016/DG I/JP/3721   HF-Serbia- Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons 780 000 
    To enhance human rights protection of detained and sentenced persons in Serbia in line with CoE, and CPT standards, in particular     Political will and full commitment of relevant authorities towards police penitentiary reform;

    Smooth co-operation with stakeholders throughout the project implementation;

    Required level of participation of target groups;

    Adequate expertise is secured.
     
    Expected Result 7.1 To strengthen the safeguards against ill-treatment through better compliance with CoE standards

    1.1 Improved regulatory/operational framework and increased capacities of police and medical staff in prisons against ill-treatment in police and prisons

    1.2 Police staff capacity to prevent ill-treatment and combat impunity is further developed

    1.3 Internal and external police oversight mechanisms are further strengthened

    1.4 The rights of apprehended and
    detained persons in police establishments are strengthened through enhancing their knowledge on their rights and a custody record system is unified and improved

    The regulatory/operational framework for prevention of ill-treatment is improved both by police and in prisons;

    Police officers increase their capacities to carry out their duties in accordance with national law and international standards;

    Persons deprived of their liberty are better informed about their rights;

    Administrative procedures for detention are improved;

    The interaction between police and civil society is improved.

    Project inception, interim and final reports;

    Assessment reports on specific areas covered by the project;

    Experts’ activity reports;

    IOs and NGOs reports;

    Evaluation reports;

    Government statistics and information material.
     
    Willingness and motivation of local staff to take part in the training activities and take ownership of the knowledge offered by putting them in practice;

    Commitment by the MoI to promote deep reforms in police monitoring mechanisms.
    Expected Result 7.2 To strengthen human rights protection of persons detained under involuntary psychiatric hospitalization and of persons with mental disabilities detained in social welfare institutions (Ministry of Health establishments)

    2.1 The rights of psychiatric patients involuntarily hospitalized and rights of persons with mental disabilities detained in social welfare institutions better protected through improving the regulatory and operational framework

    The normative framework for persons detained under involuntary psychiatric hospitalization is further developed;

    Patients and/or their relatives acquired better knowledge on their rights and procedures.

    Project inception, interim and final reports;

    Assessment reports on specific areas covered by the project;

    Experts’ activity reports;

    IOs and NGOs reports;

    Evaluation reports;

    Government statistics and information material.
     
    A continuous and smooth level of co-operation is maintained with the beneficiaries and relevant national stakeholders;

    Deep engagement of local beneficiaries in discussing and discussing legal reforms;

    Local and international expertise is secured.
    Expected Result 7.3 To facilitate the reintegration and rehabilitation of prisoners
    in the society after release

    3.1 The ability of the National Employment Service to facilitate social reintegration of prisoners is improved

    3.2 Rehabilitation and reintegration programmes are introduced in selected prisons

    Local beneficiaries have improved their skills and equipped with new tools/working methods to organize the reintegration of prisoners in line with European and international standards;

    Level of application of rehabilitation activities in practice is improved.

    Project inception, interim and final reports;

    Assessment reports on specific areas covered by the project;

    Experts’ activity reports;

    IOs and NGOs reports;

    Evaluation reports;

    Government statistics and information material.
     
    Local ownership of the new tools developed through the project activities;

    Motivation to take part in training sessions and apply the knowledge acquired;

    Unhindered application and piloting of the reintegration programs;

    Good level of inter-ministerial cooperation.
    Expected Result 7.4 To strengthen the protection of human rights of patients and facilitate their reintegration and rehabilitation (Ministry of Health establishments)

    4.1 Therapeutic options (others then psycho-active medication) for patients in psychiatric institutions are improved

    4.2 Capacity of the Ministry of Health (MoH) to protect patients’ human rights is strengthened

    Psycho-social rehabilitative activities for patients are facilitated;

    MoH capacity to protect human rights of patients is strengthened.

    Project inception, interim and final reports;

    Assessment reports on specific areas covered by the project;

    Experts’ activity reports;

    IOs and NGOs reports;

    Evaluation reports;

    Government statistics and information material.
     
    Beneficiaries will follow the CoE recommendations by incorporating them in their working practices;

    Adequate number of MoH staff
    takes part in the training activities;

    Local and international expertise is secured.
    Expected Result 7.5 Inputs related to all Expected Results

     
    Activities

    Project Purpose 3 (JP/3717)
      -> To strengthen the protection of the rights of sentenced persons in line with CoE standards, through: 1. Introducing introduce effective prison management, dynamic security and mechanisms for combatting inter-prisoner violence, and further enhance the internal prison inspection system; 2. Improving the treatment of sentenced persons through introduction and implementation of specific treatment programmes; and 3. Strengthening the protection of the rights of the prisoners through introducing effective mechanisms for dealing with cases of ill-treatment and corruption in prisons.


      Expected Result 3.2 The dynamic security concept is introduced and established in penitentiary institutions

    (43183)
    20/06/2017
    - 10/07/2018

    Planned

     
    Three 2-day drafting sessions of the WG on dynamic security, 3-days ToT session for selected prison staff, a study visit and three cascade trainings for prison staff
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)

      Expected Result 3.4 Enhanced capacities of the prison inspection staff

    (43034)
    24/04/2017
    - 31/07/2017

    Planned

     
    Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the National Strategy for Development of the Penitentiary System
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (43225)
    20/06/2017
    - 22/06/2017

    Planned

     
    Study visit to Estonia and Finland for a group of 5 prison inspectors from DES
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)

      Expected Result 3.5 Improved treatment of vulnerable prisoners through development and piloting of specific treatment programmes

    (41993)
    01/11/2016
    - 31/07/2017

    Under way

     
    Working group meetings aimed at reviewing, expanding and adoption of specific modules for the treatment of vulnerable groups of prisoners
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (42850)
    25/04/2017
    - 27/04/2017

    Planned

     
    Study visit to Ireland for a group of seven selected prison officials
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (43330)
    15/07/2017
    - 31/05/2018

    Planned

     
    Working group meetings aimed at reviewing, expanding and adoption of specific modules for the treatment of violent groups of prisoners
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)

      Expected Result 3.6 Specific treatment programme for violent offenders developed and introduced into the penitentiary system

    (43394)
    18/09/2017
    - 01/06/2018

    Planned

     
    Developing Specific Treatment Programme for Violent Offenders and its introduction into the penitentiary system
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)

      Expected Result 3.7 Prison staff conducts their work in an ethical, non-discriminatory and impartial manner.
    Effective mechanisms for prevention or dealing with cases of ill-treatment or corrupt practice by prison staff are set in place.
    A discipline system that will contribute to successful rehabilitation of prisoners is developed.


    (42951)
    01/04/2017
    - 30/06/2017

    Planned

     
    Drafting sessions on the Code of Conduct in line with CoE Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)5
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)

    Project Purpose 4 (JP/3718)
      -> To strengthen the protection of the rights of apprehended and persons in police custody in the country in line with CoE and international standards, through: 1. Introducing introduce effective oversight over police work through establishing external mechanism; and 2. Improving human rights compliance of the police through strengthening the preventive safeguards against ill-treatment and enhancing the internal police investigative mechanism;


      Expected Result 4.1 The legislative and institutional framework of the independent external oversight mechanism (EOM) over the police work has been developed.

    (41795)
    21/09/2016
    - 01/05/2017

    Under way

     
    Drafting sessions of the WG on establishment of the EOM over police work
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (42887)
    03/04/2017
    Planned

     
    Second Steering Committee Meeting for the Action “Enhancing Human Rights Policing”
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)

      Expected Result 4.3 The in-service police training mechanisms made sustainable and procedures on treatment of persons in police custody are in line with international standards.

    (41992)
    01/11/2016
    - 30/06/2017

    Under way

     
    Activities (assessment mission, drafting sessions and 1 ToT) in order to make in-service police training mechanisms sustainable
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (42953)
    01/04/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Under way

     
    Assessment mission and one drafting session on revision of the SOP for the treatment of persons in police custody
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (43393)
    01/09/2017
    - 31/10/2017

    Planned

     
    25 Cascade trainings for up to 600 police officers on police ethics, use of force and on the operational guidelines and procedures for the treatment of persons in police custody
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)

      Expected Result 4.4 The capacities of the internal police control mechanism with respect to investigating and combating ill-treatment further improved.

    (43538)
    06/11/2017
    - 10/11/2017

    Planned

     
    Study Visit to The Netherland for a group of 7 police officers from Ministry of Internal Affaires, Bureau for Public Safety.
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)

    Project Purpose 5 (JP/3719)
      -> To enhance the protection of human rights of prisoners in line with CoE and in particular CPT standards, through: 1. Enhancing the professionalism of the prison staff, including managerial staff; 2. Strengthening safeguards aimed at ensuring better protection of the rights of prisoners; and 3. Improving the provision of health care, including mental health care and the application of medical ethics in prison.


      Expected Result 5.1 Prison staff recruitment policies enhanced and are based on required standards of education and proficiency

    (41942)
    12/10/2016
    - 31/12/2017

    Under way

     
    Project management
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)

      Expected Result 5.2 The professional and moral performance of prison staff, including managerial staff, enhanced based on sound ethical standards

    (42721)
    08/05/2017
    - 12/05/2017

    Planned

     
    Study visit to Scotland
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)

      Expected Result 5.4 Disciplinary procedures revised and implemented in line with the CoE and in particular CPT standards and prisoners’ right to lodge complaints and possibility to appeal decisions are guaranteed

    (43000)
    15/04/2017
    - 31/08/2017

    Planned

     
    Revision of discilinary procedures for inmates
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)

      Expected Result 5.6 Enhanced ethics, knowledge and capacities of prison medical staff to provide better health care to prisoners and strengthened safeguards against ill-treatment and self-harm

    (43442)
    23/10/2017
    - 25/10/2017

    Planned

     
    Study visit to Denmark
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)

    Project Purpose 6 (JP/3720)
      -> To enhance human rights protection of detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro in line with CoE and in particular CPT standards


      Expected Result 6.1 To strengthen the safeguards against ill-treatment in line with CoE standards

    (42452)
    11/01/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Under way

     
    Review of prison curricula and training activities
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (42453)
    11/01/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Under way

     
    Review of police curricula and training activities
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (42454)
    11/01/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Under way

     
    Review of the ill-treatment safeguards in prison, with focus on medical screening upon admission, record keeping and reporting ill-treatment
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)
    (42734)
    22/02/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Under way

     
    Review of the contingency procedures
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (4)
    (42819)
    27/03/2017
    Planned

     
    2nd Steering Committee
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (5)

      Expected Result 6.2 To strengthen the institutional framework and strategic planning for improved conditions of detention and penitentiary health care

    (42613)
    31/01/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Under way

     
    Review of the prison overcrowding strategy and submission of recommendations.
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (43115)
    15/05/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Under way

     
    Provision of a forum for inter-institutional coordination of the independent monitoring bodies
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (43207)
    30/05/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Under way

     
    Support to the drafting of feasibility study for the Prison Hospital
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)

      Expected Result 6.3 To enhance reintegration of prisoners with the support of civil society organizations

    (42567)
    30/01/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Under way

     
    Review of the reintegration programs
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (42963)
    15/04/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Planned

     
    Pilot reintegration programs
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (43399)
    01/09/2017
    - 30/09/2017

    Planned

     
    Evaluation of the pilot reintegration programs
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)

    Project Purpose 7 (JP/3721)
      -> To enhance human rights protection of detained and sentenced persons in Serbia in line with CoE, and CPT standards, in particular


      Expected Result 7.1 To strengthen the safeguards against ill-treatment through better compliance with CoE standards

    1.1 Improved regulatory/operational framework and increased capacities of police and medical staff in prisons against ill-treatment in police and prisons

    1.2 Police staff capacity to prevent ill-treatment and combat impunity is further developed

    1.3 Internal and external police oversight mechanisms are further strengthened

    1.4 The rights of apprehended and
    detained persons in police establishments are strengthened through enhancing their knowledge on their rights and a custody record system is unified and improved


    (42970)
    28/04/2017
    Under way

     
    In-country assessment visist re legislative and operational procedures followed by police related to safeguards against ill-treatment followed by a comprehensive report with clear set of recommendations, 28 April 2017, Belgrade
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (43202)
    01/06/2017
    - 15/09/2017

    Under way

     
    Analysis of the existing internal complaints mechanism in order to enhance police capacity to prevent ill-treatment and combat impunity, June - October 2017, Belgrade
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (43144)
    07/06/2017
    - 08/06/2017

    Planned

     
    In-country assessment visist re revision of existing training curricula and training material for police officers focusing on safeguards against ill-treatment, 7-8 June 2017, Belgrade
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)
    (43199)
    20/06/2017
    - 21/06/2017

    Planned

     
    In-country assessment visist re admission procedures related to medical screening with focus on prevention of ill-treatment, 20-21 June 2017, Belgrade
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (4)
    (43378)
    01/08/2017
    - 31/10/2017

    Planned

     
    Analysis of data related to police ill-treatment via questionnaire, September - October 2017
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (5)
    (43379)
    01/08/2017
    - 31/10/2017

    Planned

     
    Legislative expertise in Serbian of the two draft by-laws: The Rulebook on the Manner of the Exercise of Police Powers and The Rulebook on complaints procedure, focusing on safeguards against ill-treatment and providing concrete recommendations
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (6)
    (43406)
    01/09/2017
    - 31/12/2017

    Planned

     
    Analysis of the existing external police oversight mechanism in Serbia and its comparison with best practice in other CoE MSs (desk-work), November - December 2017, Belgrade.
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (7)
    (43405)
    02/10/2017
    - 03/10/2017

    Planned

     
    A RT presentation of the analysis of the existing internal complaints mechanism in Serbia coupled with series of meetings with relevant actors, 2-3 October 2017, Belgrade
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (8)

      Expected Result 7.2 To strengthen human rights protection of persons detained under involuntary psychiatric hospitalization and of persons with mental disabilities detained in social welfare institutions (Ministry of Health establishments)

    2.1 The rights of psychiatric patients involuntarily hospitalized and rights of persons with mental disabilities detained in social welfare institutions better protected through improving the regulatory and operational framework


    (43058)
    15/05/2017
    - 31/07/2017

    Planned

     
    Legislative expertise regarding involuntary psychiatric hospitalization (desk work)
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (43409)
    01/10/2017
    - 31/12/2017

    Planned

     
    Revision of the existing normative framework (lack of) and practice re rights of persons with mental disabilities in social care institutions, November - December 2017, Belgrade
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)

      Expected Result 7.3 To facilitate the reintegration and rehabilitation of prisoners
    in the society after release

    3.1 The ability of the National Employment Service to facilitate social reintegration of prisoners is improved

    3.2 Rehabilitation and reintegration programmes are introduced in selected prisons


    (43056)
    22/05/2017
    - 24/05/2017

    Planned

     
    In-country assessment visist re revision of the existing OBPs, rehabilitation and reintegration activities and risk assessment tools proposing their improvement, Serbia 22-24 May 2017
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (43307)
    10/07/2017
    - 11/07/2017

    Planned

     
    RT and 1st WG meeting dedicated to the presentation of the CoE experts' report regarding existing OBPs, rehabilitation and reintegration activities and risk assessment tools Belgrade, Serbia 10-11 July 2017
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (43380)
    01/08/2017
    - 31/10/2017

    Planned

     
    Preparation of two publications - one dedicated to the issues of police ill-treatment based on the NPM reports and Ombudsperson Office recommendations issued from 2007-2016 another to the issues of prison population human rights safeguards
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)
    (43410)
    01/10/2017
    - 15/12/2017

    Planned

     
    Revision of the existing pre- and post-release reintegration mechanisms with recommendations for their improvement, October - December 2017, Belgrade
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (4)

      Expected Result 7.4 To strengthen the protection of human rights of patients and facilitate their reintegration and rehabilitation (Ministry of Health establishments)

    4.1 Therapeutic options (others then psycho-active medication) for patients in psychiatric institutions are improved

    4.2 Capacity of the Ministry of Health (MoH) to protect patients’ human rights is strengthened


    (43203)
    15/06/2017
    - 31/07/2017

    Planned

     
    In-country assessment visit re reviewing of the existing therapeutic programs and individual treatment plans for patients in psychiatric institutions and prison hospital, June - July 2017, Serbia
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (43407)
    01/09/2017
    - 15/12/2017

    Planned

     
    Assessment visit re existing inspection mechanism/s of the MoH and MoSA coupled with report with reference to European best practice, September - December 2017, Belgrade
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (43408)
    01/10/2017
    - 31/03/2018

    Planned

     
    WG sessions dedicated to designing of model individual treatment plans for patients in psychiatric institutions and/or prison hospital, October 2017 - March 2018, Serbia
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)

      Expected Result 7.5 Inputs related to all Expected Results

    (42516)
    26/01/2017
    Completed

     
    The 1st Steering Committee meeting, 26 January 2017, Belgrade
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (1)
    (42883)
    28/03/2017
    Completed

     
    The 1st Coordination meeting with CSOs
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (2)
    (43198)
    09/06/2017
    Planned

     
    The 2nd Steering Committee meeting, 9 June 2017, Belgrade
        Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
    (3)



     
      * 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.  
       Return to the top of the page.