From 22 – 23 March, PRI hosted a regional forum on torture prevention and rehabilitation was organized in Tbilisi in the framework of the PRI’s project on Strengthening Institutions and Building Civil Society Capacity to Combat Torture in 9 Post-Soviet Countries. The project is funded by the European Union. The regional forum focused on pressing issues in the field of torture prevention, the effectiveness of existing monitoring mechanisms and the possibilities for their further improvement. The importance of the psycho-social rehabilitation of torture victims and the obligations of states in this regard was also discussed. Participants included government officials, representatives of the National Preventive Mechanisms and local civil society organizations, including public oversight mechanisms. International experts represented the OSCE/ODIHR, OSCE country offices in Armenia and Azerbaijan, the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, OSI Budapest office, the UN OHCHR regional office, CoE office as well as the EU delegation in Georgia.
Find the full report of the event here