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Implementation of Istanbul Protocol

In 2006, the IAN CRTTV became the Serbian implementing partner in the international project "Prevention through Documentation Project - IPIP2".

The Prevention through Documentation Project builds on a two-year pilot project, the Istanbul Protocol Implementation Project (IPIP1), which was carried out by the IRCT (Link za IRCT) in collaboration with the World Medical Association, Human Rights Foundation Turkey, REDRESS and Physicians for Human Rights USA. The aim was to promote national endorsement and tangible implementation of the Istanbul Protocol in five pilot countries - Georgia, Mexico, Morocco, Sri Lanka and Uganda - thereby developing a flexible framework for the step-by-step implementation on a global scale. On the basis of the results and lessons learned from this pilot project, IPIP2 aims to consolidate current initiatives in the five pilot countries while extending activities to an additional five countries; Ecuador, Egypt, Kenya, the Philippines and Serbia.

The new project will address the great need for dissemination of knowledge in the field. Further, it will address the interlinked need to share the knowledge and data accumulated in rehabilitation centres with relevant stakeholders. This aim will be reached through a number of capacity-building and advocacy activities, including: training of approximately 250 health and legal professionals within the law enforcement/penitentiary systems, forensic institutions, human rights commissions etc; a 'train-the-trainers' programme and establishment of national resource groups; sensitisation of journalists, politicians and decision-makers; internship programmes; and compilation of resource materials and 'good practices' relating to the impact of rehabilitation on the prevention of torture. In order for any of these activities to take place at a national level, strong commitments must be obtained from relevant national organisations, agencies, and institutions.

After the preparatory mission of IRCT, IAN CRTTV has been chosen to conduct local coordination in Serbia . In this capacity, it will have a focal role in the psychological adaptation of Istanbul Protocol, as well as serving as a training resource.

For more information please contact Sandrina Speh Vujadinovic



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