Twenty-Five Staff of Psychiatric Hospitals Capacitated to Prevent Torture and Reduce Ill Treatment, Abuse and Discrimination

The Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM), thanks to the financial support provided by Sweden, carries out monitoring of the respect for the rights of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities held in psychiatric facilities, trainings and strategic litigation activities.

The UN Committee against Torture has recommended the Republic of Moldova to train the police, prosecutors, judges and all staff involved in providing health services on the methods of interaction with the persons with mental/psychosocial disabilities as well as on the efficient investigation and documentation of cases of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment.

In view of preventing torture and inhuman and degrading treatment that may entail criminal liability, IDOM organized a workshop with the generics “Strengthening the Capacities of Psychiatric Hospital Staff for Preventing Torture and Reducing Ill Treatment, Abuse and Discrimination.” The event was held on 17-18 May 2019 at the touristic complex ODISEU in Vadul lui Vodă. Chiefs of sections and medical assistants from psychiatric hospitals attended the event.

The training during the event was provided by Ion Caracuian (Chief of the Torture Combatting Section, General Prosecutor’s Office), Svetlana Doltu (member of the Torture Prevention Council and of the Equality Council), Vanu Jereghi (Executive Director of IDOM), Dumitru Russu (member of the Torture Prevention Council) and Arcadie Astrahan (Mental Health Expert).

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