Following the 5th EU Civil Society Conference ("Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment") in Osh, the project team conducted a four-day training on applied monitoring methodology. Participants to the training were staff of the NPM of both the headquarters and the regional representations, as well as staff of NGOs based in Osh, Jalal-Abad and Issyk-Kul. The topics of the training included, inter alia, monitoring the application of procedural safeguards, monitoring the situation of vulnerable groups in detention, dealing with the risk of reprisals, interview techniques, as well as the drafting of efficient reports and recommendations. The training took an interactive approach and included presentations, plenary discussions, working group sessions, role plays and an on-site shadow monitoring visit to SIZO 25.
The agenda and the press release of the capacity building workshop can be found in the attachment.