Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening the Monitoring of HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction. Mapping Report - Latvia.
This report forms part of the EU co-funded project “Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring” implemented under the lead of Harm Reduction International in 2015 and 2016. The project aims to reduce ill-treatment of persons in detention and improve prison conditions through improved and standardised monitoring and inspection mechanisms
on HIV, HCV and TB.
The research component of the project includes a mapping of the current situation relating to these diseases in prisons in seven European countries (Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal and Spain) as well as a mapping of practices among monitoring mechanisms in target countries, with particular reference to infections in prisons.
The project also mapped existing regional and international public health and human rights standards relating to infections in prisons and developed a user-friendly tool, including a set of key indicators, to generate better informed, more consistent, and
sustained monitoring of infections in prisons by national, regional and international human rights monitoring mechanisms.
More about the project and its products can be found on the Harm Reduction International website (www.ihra.net).
The current report, written by Anhelita Kamenska and Dr. Solvita Olsena presents the mapping situation in Latvia.
This project is co-funded by the European Union under the Criminal Justice Programme.