During 2014, Dr Shane Bryans began working with UNODC on a programme called ‘Strengthening the management and operation of prisons administered by the Iraqi Correctional Service’. The main focus of the programme is the provision of general and specialised prison staff training, safety and security in prison settings, and an assessment of the National Corrections Training Academy.
The first activity in the programme was a Training of Trainers workshop, facilitated by Dr Bryans, and held in Erbil, Iraq in April 2014. The workshop was attended by ten senior members of the Iraqi Corrections Service and covered a range of topics. During the workshop, each participant had to make three individual presentations and to design and deliver a presentation on an aspect of prison management within a Human Rights context.