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Visits

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.

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 Divljani. 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.

On May 3rd and 4th of 2018, the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) visited the Preševo, Bujanovac, Vranje and Bosilegrad Reception Centers. In the course of the visits, the NPM team was introduced to the current situation in the Centers and the treatment of the migrants who are placed here, as well as to the measures taken by the competent authorities regarding the previously addressed recommendations of the NPM.

The officers of the visited Reception Centers have achieved full cooperation with the NPM team.

The National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) team visited the District Prison and the Police Department in Užice on April 19 and 20, 2018.

During the visit to the District Prison, the team conducted interviews with the government and the officers of the Institution and all persons deprived of liberty and visited the dormitories and other rooms for the accomodation of persons. The visit to the Police Department was aimed at monitoring the acting upon the recommendations made after the previous NPM visit, and the team visited the room for retention of citizens and conducted interviews with the police officers.

All officials of the visited institutions cooperated with the NPM and enabled it to fulfill it's mandate.

On February 20, 2018, the National Preventive Mechanism visited the Bogovađa Asylum Center, in order to monitor the compliance with recommendations which the NPM addressed to the competent authorities in order to improve treatment of migrants and asylum seekers, as well as recommendations of the Committee against Torture from Concluding observations on the second periodic report of the Republic of Serbia.

In the course of the visit, the NPM team members talked with the staff of the Center, reviewed the records and other documentation, visited the premises for accommodation and activities of migrants and asylum seekers and conducted confidential interviews with them.