Access to Justice for Women and Juvenile in Prison
Tirane in 2010-12-22
PROJECT TITLE: "Access to justice for vulnerable and marginalized groups – Promoting Human Dignity for women and juvenile in prison"
The overall goal of the Project is to promote human dignity in prisons through eliminating
violence and inhuman treatments against vulnerable detained population, through the following (key objectives):
• Exercise due diligence to prevent, investigate and, in accordance with national legislation, punish acts of violence against women, whether those acts are perpetrated by the State or by private persons vested with power (Legal Aid Component) • Develop, in a comprehensive way, preventive approaches and all those measures of a legal, political, administrative and cultural nature that promote the protection of women against any form of violence, and ensure that the re-victimization of women does not occur because of laws insensitive to gender considerations, enforcement practices or other interventions; Adopt measures
directed towards the elimination of violence against women who are especially vulnerable to violence (Lobbying and Advocacy Component) • Undertake appropriate measures to ensure, on a basis of human dignity, access to basic health care services, psychosocial services including those related to family planning (professional and specialized services), which aim at improving preventive health services • To inform and promote a change on women's and children's rights, through examining how restorative justice processes may provide a more appropriate response to women's offending (awareness and capacity building).
President Honors ARCT Director
The President Topi honors former political persecuted and personalities with important contributions for the Albanian democracy
1 March 2012
The ARCT executive Director, Mr. Adrian Kati recieved a Medal of Gratitude by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Albania, Prof. Dr. Bamir Topi, with the motivation “For the contribution on integration of the former political persecuted, for his activity on the protection of human rights, awarenness on torture eradication and prison monitoring.
We don't accept PINK WASHING in Albania - Look what happened today in Tirana (VIDEO)
The terrible act of Gjergj Ndreca who inflamed himself today in Tirana as a sign of protest against the fact that the government is ignoring the demands of former political prisoners in Albania, is the real indicator of how bad is the situation with human rights in Albania.
Ndreca who has been hospitalized after setting himself on fire to demand quicker payment of compensation for victims of the former communist regime, is 53 years old. He is among a group of some 20 former political prisoners on hunger strike on a street in central Tirana. They are demanding that the government meets its pledges to pay victims of the former regime 2,000 leks ($18.32; €14.05) per day of imprisonment.
There is a principle upon every other principle that has structured all human rights documents on which the smartest nations base their lives today. It is the rights of each individual to be fulfilled, to be happy, and above all to protect and cultivate dignity. (Article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights).
ARCT structure and staff
Profesional Health Training
Tirane in 2010-06-25
- Professional Training courses for relevant prison staff on Health and Human Rights 21-22 and 28-29 October 2009 The training was organized in cooperation with the Centre for Staff Training at the General Prisons Directorate. The aim of the training was to provide prison staff with knowledge on national and international human rights standards, including the UNCAT and OPCAT to prevent human rights violations in prisons, to raise important issues on the implementation of such instruments with a special focus on health care. The selection of participants was made through the General Prisons Directorate. Methodologically the ARCT provided training modules developed in advance and case studies for all the participants, focusing though on an active-participatory approach rather than a conference-like approach. Participants in the training took part actively in discussions and opinions not only on pre-selected theoretical and practical issues in regard to their work on implementation of international standards and human rights violations in the prisons system, but also on positions and