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Reports on visits

NPM visited on 08 February 2017 the Reception center in Obrenovac, in order to monitor the treatment of migrants and the conditions in which they reside. Reception Center in Obrenovac, which is located in the facilities of the Army of Serbia in the former barracks ''Bora Markovic", the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration has activated and trained due to the need of placing migrants, who were staying at the informal gathering places (mostly in Belgrade) under conditions unacceptable for people. Upon completion of the visit NPM sent to the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration the Report with recommendations for improving the identified deficiencies.

In response the Commissariat informed NPM that the Reception Center in Obrenovac, as well as in other centers of that kind in Serbia, envisaged to provide the conditions for accommodation of persons with disabilities, and that unaccompanied minors migrants are placed in separate dormitories.

Attachments:
Download this file (PC Obrenovac.pdf)Report on visit

The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration informed the Ombudsman that in the Subotica Reception Center works to provide room with bathroom adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities are completed, as well as works on isolation unit in the Sombor Reception Center. In addition, acting on the recommendation of the National Preventive Mechanism, the house rules were visibly displayed at the Sombor Reception Center.

The City of Subotica Social Welfare Center informed the Ombudsman about the activities undertaken in order to provide adequate and timely support for unaccompanied minor migrants, which the NPM will monitor in the future.

NPM visited Subotica and Sombor Reception Centers and the Horgoš and Kelebija Border Crossing Points on 08 and 09 December 2016, with the aim of monitoring the treatment of migrants and the conditions in which they reside, on which has made the Report with recommendations of measures to remedy identified deficiencies.

Attachments:
Download this file (Izvestaj o poseti - Subotica i Sombor EN.pdf)Report on visits

The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, acting upon the recommendations of the National Preventive Mechanism, has taken measures to ensure the conditions for the accommodation of persons with disabilities, as well as a sufficient supply of hot water, medicines, bedclothes and hygiene products in Principovac, Šid and Adaševci Receptrion Centers for migrants. In addition, psychological aid for the migrants is provided and access to specialist examinations is improved.

The Commissariat informed the Ombudsman that in the rooms under video surveillance at the Principovac and Adaševci Reception Centers notices to that effect are visibly displayed and that with the planned budget funds is not able to set up video surveillance in all common rooms and the yard at the Šid Reception Center, so that this problem will remain until funds are secured from donors. Also, in the Šid Reception Center notices about the possibility of filing complaints against the staff are displayed and mechanism for complaints is established, which will, if it proves effective, be applied in all other asylum centers and reception centers.

The National Preventive Mechanism visited Principovac, Šid and Adaševci Reception Centers on 02 December 2016, in order to monitor the treatment of migrants and the conditions in which they reside. Recommendations of measures to remedy identified deficiencies are specified in the Report on these visits.

Attachments:
Download this file (Izvestaj o poseti Sid, Adasevci, Principovac EN.pdf)Report on visits

The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration and the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs informed the Ombudsman that in Preševo Reception Center water heating is no longer a problem and that all measures were taken in terms of equipment. However, due to problems with the water supply in Preševo, on whose solving United Nations Development Program (UNPD) is included, the Center has limited use of showers in cases of extraordinary excessive consumption.

In addition, in Bujanovac Temporary Registration Center the title of the document issued to migrants when temporarily leaving the Center is aligned with its actual purpose and measures were taken to provide interpreters for the languages spoken by migrants who are placed here.

In order to monitor the treatment of migrants by competent authorities, the National Preventive Mechanism visited Preševo Reception Center, Bujanovac Temporary Registration Center, Vranje Police Department, Border Police Regional Center on the Border with Macedonia and Preševo Social Welfare Center from 08 to 10 November 2016. In the Report on these visits, the recommendations of measures to remedy identified deficiencies are addressed to the competent authorities.

Attachments:
Download this file (Izvestaj o poseti PU Prihvatni RCGP CSR final EN.pdf)Report on visits

Acting on the recommendation of the National Preventive Mechanism to display information on the rights of persons refused entry to the Republic of Serbia and on the procedures for exercising these rights, as well as how they can contact the relevant domestic and international organisations, in the room at the Airport "Nikola Tesla" in which they are held, Border Police Directorate informed Ombudsman that the informations and contact numbers of relevant organizations are displayed in a visible place in the room.

In addition, Border Police Station Belgrade, to ensure clear and precise communication between the police officers and the foreigners when necessary, will demand the engagement of an interpreter for the corresponding language from Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The National Preventive Mechanism visited the Border police station Belgrade and the room in the transit area at the Airport "Nikola Tesla" on 17 November 2016. The Report has been made about this visit, with recommendations of measures to improve the treatment of foreigners who have been denied entry in the country.

Attachments:
Download this file (Airport November 2016.pdf)Report on visit