Maldives: NPM Implementation in Action
The National Preventive Mechanism of the Maldives has produced its first strategic plan in the initial stage of a year long process of organisational development and capacity strengthening jointly facilitated by the APT and TC Team Consult, an international consulting firm based in Switzerland. Between 25 and 29 January, the staff of the NPM and its host institution, the National Human Rights Commission of the Maldives, examined the relevant provisions of the OPCAT, their own current situation, capacity, needs and internal processes, the national context and detention monitoring methodology. They defined a mission statement and seven strategic objectives for the coming two years, as well as an action plan with performance indicators. The NPM will begin to implement the plan immediately and will assess its progress in further workshops to be facilitated by APT and TC Team Consult in July 2009 and January 2010. The joint project with the Maldives NPM represents a new phase in the APT's ongoing work in support of the OPCAT worldwide.