Reports on visits

The Ministry of Interior informed the National Preventive Mechanism on acting upon the Recommendations from the Report on the visit to Leskovac Police Administration (PA) headquarters.

In order to implement the recommendations and improve the acting upon them, PA Leskovac submitted copies of the report to its internal organizational units, and in its response it is stated that specific activities were undertaken in order to rectify identified irregularities in the work:

- The lacking bed sheets for beds in the detention rooms were provided in the headquarters of Leskovac Police Administration and in Lebane Police Station
- it was ordered that, pursuant to the Law on Misdemeanors, the detention for up to 24 hours should be counted from the moment of exercising the police power of bringing the defendant
- the police officers were instructed to apply restraint (fixation) measures in full compliance with the applicable regulations as to not unnecessarily inflict bodily pain or injury (by excessive squeezing or otherwise) on the detainee, as well as to visit the detainees from time to time and update detention records accordingly.

It is also stated that the Police Department of the Leskovac Police Administration will carry out control and instructional activities in the coming period in order to monitor and follow-up the activities according to the ordered measures, as well as to take disciplinary measures in case of omissions.

The NPM will monitor the activities regarding the detention premises adaptation in the headquarters of the Leskovac Police Department, in Vlasotince Police Station and Lebane Police Station, for which it was stated that the works would begin in the coming period.

In September 2019, the National Preventive Mechanism paid a regular, unannounced visit to the headquarters of the Leskovac Police Administration and, based on the established facts, issued a Report on the visit with Recommendations to that body.

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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