From 6 to 8 July, the YSU Centre for European Studies, in cooperation with the RA Ministry of Justice, implemented training for the prison staff on prevention of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment at prisons.
Event was aimed to enhance the capacity of prison staff on detection and prevention of ill-treatment cases.
In the frame of the training, the definition and forms of ill-treatment, as well as the importance of detecting the cases when entering prison were discussed.
Importance was paid to the components of effective examination of ill-treatment cases, by discussing it in the context of strict separation of the functions of prison staff and medical staff, their effective collaboration and performance safeguards.
Functions and working principles of the domestic and international monitoring mechanisms on prevention of ill-treatment were also discussed.
It is noteworthy, that these topics were presented not only in the context of domestic and international legal regulations and standards, but also national practice. Moreover, each topic included theoretical and practical parts.
Centre for European Studies, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, will continue provision of need-based training to the prison staff.