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Visits

NPM team visited the border police station at the Airport ''Nikola Tesla'' on October 18, 2018, in order to monitor implementation of the recommendations from the previous reports and to review the current situation in the area of ​​migration. After an initial interviews with police officers, the NPM visited the premises in the transit zone of the Airport, for accommodation foreigners who have been denied entry into the Republic of Serbia, as well as a premises for detaining persons under the Criminal Procedure Code and the Law on Misdemeanors. During the visit, NPM also conducted interviews with foreign nationals.

On August 21 and 22, 2018, the National Preventive Mechanism team visited the Novi Pazar District Prison and the Police Department, as well as the Tutin and Sjenica Asylum Centers.

The aim of these visits was to monitor the acting of the competent authorities upon the previously addressed recommendations of the NPM, as well as to review the current conditions in the institutions visited and the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty and migrants.

Officials of the visited institutions have achieved full cooperation with the NPM.

On May 31 and June 1, 2018, the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) made regular visits to the Subotica, Sombor and Kikinda Reception Centers, in order to monitor the treatment of migrants and the conditions in which they reside in these centers. At the same time, it visited the Horgoš and Kelebija Border Crossings, where the NPM was introduced with the current possibilities for migrants to continue their journey.

Apart from the representatives of the Protector of Citizens, representatives of the Provincial Protector of Citizens - Ombudsman and the association Belgrade Center for Human Rights were also part of the NPM team.

Officials from the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration from all visited centers, as well as police officers working at border crossings, have established full cooperation with the NPM.

On May 25th, 2018, the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) visited the „Sremcica“ Institution for Children and Youth. In order to prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishments, NPM team monitored the treatment of beneficiaries, accommodation conditions in which they are staying, the provision of health care, and special attention was paid to the application of restriction measures to beneficiaries in the Institution.

On may 17th and 18th, 2018, the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) visited the Regional Center for Border Police (RCGP) to Bulgaria and reception centers for migrants in Dimitrovgrad, Pirot and Divljana. The aim of these visits was to monitor the actions of the competent authorities regarding the previously addressed recommendations of the NPM and to review the current situation in the visited institutions regarding the position of migrants and the conditions in which they are staying.

During the visit, the officials of all visited institutions have achieved full cooperation with the NPM team.