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Organized by the International Aid Network, a Platform of cooperation of civil society organizations in the performance of the National mechanism for the prevention of torture was presented on 7 February 2013. , in the Press Center of the Association of Journalists of Serbia.

At the conference speakers were Milos Jankovic Deputy Ombudsman for the rights of persons deprived of liberty; Doc. Vladimir Jovic, from the psychiatrist Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and expert Ombudsman; Bojan Gavrilovic from the Belgrade Center for Human Rights; Vesna Avramovic from the "Dusa", Association of users of psychiatric service and members of their families, , and Tijana Eror from the International Aid Network.On that occasion, Deputy Ombudsman pointed out the importance of the participation of non-governmental organizations in the performance of duties of the National Preventive Mechanism as well as the cooperation that is taking place between the Ombudsman and NGOs, in order to prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.