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Visits

Team NPM visited the Correctional Institution in Sremska Mitrovica on 10 and 11 May, in order to monitor the implentation of the NPM recommendations from 2012 and the recommendations of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, which the CPT sent to the Republic of Serbia after the 2015 visit. Within the team, in addition to representatives of the Ombudsman were representatives of the Provincial Ombudsman, as well as a doctor of forensic medicine. On the second day of the visit the team was joined by a physician psychiatrist. During the two-day visit, team members conducted interviews with the management and other employees of the Institution, visited the accommodation capacity, interviewed PDLs and reviewed the documentation.

Team NPM visited, on 25 April 2017,  the Correctional Institution in Cuprija in order to control the respect the of the rights of persons deprived of their liberty. During the visit, team members conducted an interview with management and other employees in the Prison, visited the accommodation capacity, interviewed PDLs and reviewed the documentation. The composition of the team in addition to representatives of the NPM were doctors of forensic medicine.

National preventive mechanism team visited Reception Centres for migrants in Divljana, Bela Palanka and in Bosilegrad as well as Centre for the accommodation of unaccompanied foreigner minors, which is part of the Institute for children and youth education in Niš, on 03. and 04. April of 2017. The aim of these visits was to monitor the treatment of migrants and asylum seekers by competent authorities.

The officer from the Department for children's rights, gender equality and protection of social and cultural rights of the Ombudsman's Secretariat was part of the team, so during the visits to reception centres special attention was focused on the juvenile migrants.

National preventive mechanism team visited Reception Centres for migrants in Divljana, Bela Palanka and in Bosilegrad as well as Centre for the accommodation of unaccompanied foreigner minors, which is part of the Institute for children and youth education in Niš, on 03. and 04. April of 2017. The aim of these visits was to monitor the treatment of migrants and asylum seekers by competent authorities.

The officer from the Department for children's rights, gender equality and protection of social and cultural rights of the Ombudsman' Secretariat was part of the team, so during the visits to reception centres special attention was focused on the juvenile migrants.

Team NPM conducted a two-day visit to the District Prison in Novi Pazar, on 16 and 17 March 2017. On this occasion, NPM carried out an evening unannounced visits to the Novi Pazar Police Directorate, in order to monitor implementation of previously addressed NPM recommendations.