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Events

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The head office of the Ombudsman of Austria, Dr. Michael Mauerer, who manages the NPM Austria, along with his assistant Sinisa Jovanovic on 26th of September 2013 visited the Ombudsman. Beside the Protector of Citizens Saša Janković,  Milos Jankovic Deputy Ombudsman and advisors of the Technical Service who work on NPM attended the meeting.


On that occasion, the previous work of NPM of Republic Serbia and experiences at work was presented, as well as the possibilities of cooperation in the performance of these two bodies were considered.

In the premises of the Ombudsman, 27 August 2013. the meeting was held of the Ombudsman in the performance of the National Preventive Mechanism  with the Ministry of Interior and the Police Department for the City of Belgrade, where the Ombudsman sent a report with recommendations to remedy identified deficiencies, in order to find ways to effectively correct any identified irregularities.

The meeting was organized within the responsibility of National preventive mechanisms and Government bodies to achieve steady cooperative dialogue. Obtained agreement about perceived irregularities and the need for their removal is a prerequisite for improving the situation of detainees and efficient execution of the police officers.

In the National Assembly on 26th of  June, in the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a public hearing is going to be hold and that will be include a discussion about  Annual Report of the National Preventive Mechanism for  year 2012.  At the public hearing besides the members and representatives of NGOs, public authorities are invited.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who was in his first official visit to Serbia, together with the Deputy Ombudsman Milos Jankovic and expert of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) Dr Vladimir Jovic, visited the Special Psychiatric Hospital "Dr Laza Lazarevic" in Padinska Skela.Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norwayand, and William Infante, UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, joined the visit.

Milos Jankovic, deputy Ombudsman was a speaker at conference organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation on Tuesday, 28th of May in 2013 in Metrol on "Religious exercise rights of prisoners (sentenced and detained persons) in the Republic of Serbia."

This roundtable was conceived to share the experiences of all traditional churches and religious communities, which are related to the religious rights of prisoners and the contribution that religious communities can provide by working with these people. Some of the issues and themes of discussion was related to the role they may have churches and religious communities in achieving one of the essential purpose of serving a prison sentence-socialization.