1 June 2022
On 23 May 2022, the Deputy Protector of Citizens, Nataša Tanjević, PhD, together with an associate from the Secretariat of the Protector of Citizens, participated in the training of health workers on the standards of the Council of Europe, during which, among other things, she presented the work and the mandate of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) and the recommendations of the NPM regarding visits to psychiatric institutions.
The training was organized by the Council of Europe within the project "Strengthening the protection of human rights of persons deprived of their liberty and convicted persons in Serbia", phase II. In addition to the Deputy Protector of Citizens and an employee of the Secretariat of the Protector of Citizens, lecturers at the mentioned training were also prof. Ivana Krstić Davinić, PhD, and Marta Sjeničić, PhD.
The training participants had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the general standards of the Council of Europe regarding the protection of rights of persons placed in psychiatric institutions, the compliance of domestic regulations with the CoE standards, the recommendations of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) after the visit to the Republic of Serbia in 2021, the mandate and methodology of the work of the National Preventive Mechanism of the Protector of Citizens and the most significant recommendations of the NPM issued to the visited psychiatric institutions and the Ministry of Health.