The Monitoring Group to undergo training on standards of detention in closed institutions

Between 27 and 29 November 2017, the Coalition of Civil Society Against Torture and Impunity in Tajikistan (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Coalition’) will provide training on ‘International and national standards in the area of mental health, with a special focus on closed institutions’. The training will be held within the framework of the European Union project entitled ‘Action for freedom from torture in Tajikistan’.

Purpose of the training: The training aims to improve the capacity of the members of the Monitoring Group for Places of Deprivation and Limitation of Liberty affiliated with the Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Republic of Tajikistan with regard to the rights of persons held in psychiatric institutions.

Participants of the training: 15 members of the Monitoring Group.

The training will be facilitated by international experts from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Warsaw: Lenur Kerymov and Agnieszka Kłosowska.

The Monitoring Group was established by the Order of the Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Republic of Tajikistan in December 2013 and operates on the basis of the relevant regulation. The Monitoring Group includes representatives of the Ombudsman for Human Rights and Civil Society – members of the Coalition and the ‘Avesta’ NGO.

The Monitoring Group began its visits to places of deprivation and limitation of liberty in February 2014. Between February 2014 and November 2017, the group visited more than 40 closed and semi-closed institutions, including temporary detention facilities, remand prisons, correctional and social institutions, institutions for juvenile offenders, psychiatric institutions and substance abuse centres.

Location and timing of the training: Business Center "Vefa" (Бизнес-центр «Вефа»), 27 November, at noon (12:00).

For additional information, please contact: Ms. Tahmina Juraeva, Coordinator of the Monitoring Group, ‘Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law’ (ОО «Бюро по правам человека и соблюдению законности»), tel.: +992 90 500 13 32, e-mail: