Morocco: EU project supports training on National Preventive Mechanism against torture
March 23, 2017
The Council of Europe earlier this month launched the first training module on the Moroccan National Preventive Mechanism against torture (NPM), held in Rabat in the framework of the EU-funded South Programme II.
This five-day capacity-building workshop is the first in a series of five training modules developed by the Council of Europe, jointly with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), for members and staff of the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH), as the institution in charge of carrying out the NPM mandate.
This first training on behaviour during visits to detention facilities was attended by 27 members and staff of the CNDH and a representative of the Tunisian NPM. The module, facilitated by international experts, took included presentations and case studies structured around contacts with the staff working in detention centres and people deprived of their liberty combined with visits to premises.
The EU-CoE Joint Programme “Towards strengthened democratic governance in the South Mediterranean” – South Programme II, 2015-2017 – funded with a budget of €7.4 million – aims to contribute to the reinforcement of democratic governance in the Southern Mediterranean region by supporting the development of new constitutional and legal frameworks; contributing to the creation and expansion of a common legal space between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean and fostering regional co-operation in the field of human rights, Rule of law and democracy.
Co-operation activities under the South Programme are primarily directed to Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan and open to other countries from the Southern Mediterranean, through regional activities or targeted bilateral activities.