Reports on visits

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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Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, Correctional Institution in Sremska Mitrovica has increased the number of working convicts, solved the problem of moisture in the Pavilion on Zelengora and started setting the "panic taster" in separate rooms for visits of close persons. A procedure for issuing verification for sent writtings of detainees has resolved. The health department has acted on the recommendation concerning the review of the convicted person after the application of coercive measures in accordance with the Istanbul Protocol.

Acting on the recommendations of the Directorate for Execution of Criminal Sanctions has announced a tender for the purchase of new uniforms for members of the security services and taken measures to additional work opportunities for psychologists. Also, the Director of the Board has formed a working group for the development of existing behavioral rehabilitation and reintegration programs for prisoners and tools for risk assessment.

In order to monitor the implementation of recommendations from the report on the visit to Penitentiary Sremska Mitrovica in 2012, as well as the implementation of the recommendations of the report on the visit of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) the Republic of Serbia in 2015, NPM has visited Correctional Institution in Sremska Mitrovica 10. And May 11, 2017. About the visit was made Report with new recommendations to remedy identified deficiencies.

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