Training Held for Public Defender’s Renewed Special Preventive Group

On April 15-17, 2016, training was held for members of the Special Preventive Group within the framework of the EU project "Support to the Public Defender II". The theme of the training was working methodology of the National Preventive Mechanism. The training was aimed at raising professional skills of members of the Special Preventive Group.

The training was led by Arman Danielyan, member of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture. International standards of prevention of torture were presented at the training; discussion was held about the organizational aspects of monitoring of closed institutions by the Special Preventive Group and reporting issues. Particular attention was focused on the technique of interviews. Types of reports and standard structure were reviewed. During the training, a number of practical exercises were also done.


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