Reports on visits

On December 5 and 6, 2018, the National Prevention Mechanism (NPM) team made an unannounced visit to PU Sombor, after which it made a report with recommendations.

In order to act upon the recommendation of the NPM to provide for retention rooms meeting the applicable standards for the needs of the PU Sombor and its police stations, PU Sombor has undertaken activities aimed at providing the necessary funds from the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the adaptation of detention facilities .

PU Sombor acted upon the recommended recommendation and secured the presence of police officers in the penitentiary unit Sombor when citizens stay in the premises of the Penitentiary Institution.


Commissariat for Refugees and Migration following the recommendation of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) informed the Ombudsman that in the Center for Asylum in Banja Koviljaca, since April of the current year beside the doctor, on half a working time is engaged and medical technician.

NPM visited the Asylum Center in Banja Koviljaca on March 5th, 2018, and a report with recommendation was made and submitted to the competent authorities.


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The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration informed the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) that the treatment of migrants who violate the order in the Obrenovac Reception Centre will be left to the police officers, who are permanently present in the Centre, and that the room used for the isolation of the offenders will be used exclusively for the accommodation of newly received migrants, until their reception procedure is carried out.

At the same time, the City of Belgrade Police Department notified the NPM about the measures taken to ensure the safety of migrants and employees in the Reception Centre.

The Obrenovac Reception Centre was visited on January 29, 2018 and the visit Report was sent to the competent authorities.

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Following the recommendations made by the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in the Report on the visit to the Kikinda Reception Centre for migrants, the Centre for Social Work (CSW) in Kikinda, with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), provided two experts, who are in charge of the receipt and care of unaccompanied migrant minors. In cooperation with UNICEF, specialized training for treatment of underage migrants was organized for field experts and CSW Kikinda officers. At the same time, on the basis of an assessment of the need for custody, nine minors were placed under temporary custody.

Since the visit of the NPM, the number of migrants living in tents in the yard has been reduced, and it is planned that all migrants will be accommodated exclusively in the Reception Center building. In order to ensure adequate hygienic conditions in the Center, the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration addressed international organizations for assistance.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs informed the NPM that there are no persons in this Center who wish to seek asylum in Serbia.

The NPM visited the Kikinda Reception Centre on May 19, about which a Report was made with recommendations for elimination of observed shortcomings.

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Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, sent after the visit to the Divljana Reception Centre for migrants, the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration introduces the practice in the reception centers of organizing periodic meetings between representatives of migrants and officials, in order to transfer important information and to point possible problems that exist in the center. In addition, in the Divljana Reception Centre, the problem of hot water is eliminated and in the next period it is expected that video surveillance will be installed and additional physical security provided.

Also, the Bela Palanka Center for Social Work is currently monitoring the situation on the filed and in accordance with the requirements of the Reception Centre Divljana organizes its work and visits to this Center.

NPM visited the Divljana Reception Centre in April 2017. The Report was made on this visit, with recommendations for remedying the identified shortcomings.

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