On July 20 -23 an online training was held in Ukraine focused on the provisions of the Istanbul protocol presenting the international guidelines for effective investigation and documentation of torture ill treatment. The training was organized by the Georgian center for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT) and Association of Psychiatrists of Ukraine (UPA). The training was implemented within the frame of the EU funded project Combating Torture and Ill-treatment in Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine.
The training was attended by 53 representatives of Ukrainian penitentiary system and was conducted by Georgian and Ukrainian experts (doctors, psychiatrists and lawyers), who have practical experience in working with Istanbul Protocol guidelines. During the meeting further cooperation was planned between the participants, which will contribute to the process of implementation of Istanbul Protocol in Ukraine.