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4th Regional Meeting, Manila, Philippines

This is the Programme for the 4th regional network meeting of the EU-OPCAT Project.

Dates in October 2008

Agenda Matters

Resource Person

Start:

9.00 a.m.

Welcome

Introduction to Programme

All

Erik Wendt

25 Thursday

 

 

Morning 

 

[9.20 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.]

 

Presentation: “Introduction to Odhikar” and learning from the ICC campaign in Bangladesh

 

Brief Q&A session

 

Presentation: “Outcome of fact-finding mission to Cambodia—September 2008”

 

Brief Q&A session

 

Presentation: “International dimension of the OPCAT campaign: Learning from campaigns elsewhere”

 

Dr. Saira Khan

 

 

 

 

Dr. Lao Monghay

 

 

 

 

Dorrit Ree Iversen and Louise Aaen

Moderator: Erik Wendt

Afternoon

 

[2.30 p.m. 4.00 p.m.]

 

Presentations:  “Opportunities and Obstacles in Campaigning for the OPCAT in the Current Domestic Context”

  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka

National Coordinators

·         Budit Carlos

·         Chitral Perera

 

Moderator:  Dorrit Ree Iversen

Evening

 

[4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.]

Presentation: “Prison visiting mechanisms in Sri Lanka: Divergence between precept  and practice”

 

Discussion: Overcoming obstacles presented in previous sessions; re-strategizing and ways forward—Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines and Sri Lanka.

W.A. Lionel  Weerasinghe

[Retired Prison Commissioner]

 

All

 

Moderator: Shyamali Puvimanasinghe

26 Friday

 

 

Morning

 

[9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.]

 

Cont. Discussion of previous session.

 

Presentation: “Conducting Research Studies under the EU-OPCAT project: Some concrete suggestions”

 

Discussion: Proposed research studies in each partner country: Limitations; time frames; budgetary considerations; and ideas for meaningful implementation.

All

 

Shyamali Puvimanasinghe

 

All

 

Moderator: Dorrit Ree Iversen

 

 Afternoon

 [2.30 p.m. 4.00 p.m.]

Cont. Discussion of previous session.

All

 

Moderator:  Shyamali Puvimanasinghe

Evening

 

[4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.]

Final Discussion:

·         Utilizing regional network and coordinator for local campaign and lobbying activities;

·         Creating a regional resource base for OPCAT in Asia.

·         Any other relevant matters.

 All

 

Moderator:  Erik Wendt

27 Saturday

Departure of Participants

 


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