19 July 2021

National conference in Albania: boosting competences of prison staff with regard to human rights of Foreign Prisoners. Best practices in Albania, Europe and globally

The Albanian Ombudsman Avokati I Popullit, with the collaboration of Qendra Europiane Foundation, will host a national conference to explore European and International best practices in the field of human rights protection with a special focus on foreign inmates. 
The conference, organized within the EU-funded project B-COMPETENT, will be held in Tirana on July 19th, 2021, starting from 9 AM.



09:00 – 09:20    Registration of participants 

09:20 – 11:00     Openings and presentation of the European project B-COMPETENT: Building capacities of prison civilian front-line staff through the acquisition of specific skills and competences related to human rights protection, with a special focus on foreign inmates. 
Mrs. Ermonela XHAFA - Commissioner National Torture Prevention Mechanism, Albanian Ombudsman

Welcome addresses: 

Mrs. Erinda BALLANCA, Albanian Ombudsman 
Mrs. Vasilika HYSI, Deputy Speaker of Parliament
Mr. Pablo ZAPATA, Representative of UNHCR in Albania  
Mr. Robert GAJDA, Commissioner for the Protection from Discrimination
Mr. Klajd KARAMETA, Deputy Minister of Justice
Mr. Agim ISMAILI, General Director of Prisons
Mrs. Helena PAPA, Representative of Albania in the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)  

11:00- 11.20: Coffee break 

Session II
Klara Kodra – Moderator            
11:20 – 12:20    Topic: “European and International best practices in the field of human rights protection with a special focus on foreign inmates” 
Mr. Arman Totoyan – Armenian Ombudsman & the Head of Armenian NPM (International Expert for human rights)

Session III             
Blerta Doçi – Moderator
12:20 – 13:20    Topic: “Domestic treatment practices for foreign prisoners with regards to European Prison Rules.” 
Mrs. Erinda Bllaca – National expert on human rights 

13:20 – 13:40 - Discussion and reflections on the conference
13:40 - Lunch

Venue: Mak Albania Hotel, Conference Room Illyria 1, Tirana

You can follow the conference via Zoom Platform
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93490390087?pwd=cElFWFNvWm5LMFRGVlQ1UmoxbnZMUT09
Meeting ID: 934 9039 0087, Passcode: 12345678 

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