The Ombudsman invited the associations, whose statute intended goal of association promotion and protection of human rights and freedoms, to cooperate in the performance of the national mechanism for the prevention of torture. Cooperation relating to the participation of representatives of associations and co-workers of associations in visits of places where persons are deprived of their liberty, drafting of reports, recommendations, opinions and other documents, as well as performing other tasks of the National Preventve Mechanism (NPM).