The Protector of Citizens passed the Decision on the choice of associations for cooperation in performing the duties of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), which states that the Protector of Citizens will cooperate with the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, the Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia MDRI-S and International Aid Network I.A.N.

The procedure for choosing the associations was conducted by the Public Invitation published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 25 dated March 30, 2018.