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Visits

Within the "Ombudsman Days", held on October 16. and 17. in Bujanovac and Niš, the National Preventive Mechanism visited the Bujanovac Reception Center for Migrants, the Niš Police Department and Prison and the Gornja Toponica Special Hospital for psychiatric disorders.

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

On October 3, 2017, the National Preventive Mechanism team visited the transit zone at the Airport "Nikola Tesla" Belgrade and the Shelter for foreigners in Padinska Skela, in order to monitor the implementation of the recommendations that were made after earlier visits to these places.

During the visits, the NPM conducted interviews with foreign nationals who were denied entry into the Republic of Serbia and who are placed in the room in the transit zone, until their return to the country from which they have arrived, as well as with foreigners who have been accommodated in the Shelter.

On Friday, July 21, 2017, the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), without prior notice, visited the headquarters of the Pančevo Distict Police Station and the Police Station North. The aim of this visit was to monitor the acting upon the recommendations issued by the NPM after the visit to the District Police in 2013, as well as upon the recommendations of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), set out in the Report on the visit to the Republic of Serbia from 2015.

During the visit, all present police officers have established cooperation with the NPM.

On July 5. 2017, the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) visited the Belgrade Police Stations Stari Grad and Savski Venac, in order to follow acting upon the recommendations which NPM has addressed after previous visits to these stations, as well as upon the recommendations of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) addressed after the visit to the Republic of Serbia in 2015.

Also, the NPM team visited the Administration for Foreigners of the City of Belgrade Police Directorate on the same day, in order to monitor the treatment of migrants and asylum seekers.

These visits have not been previously announced and police officers have fully cooperated with the NPM and enabled it to fulfill it's mandate.

National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) team carried out the unannounced visits to the Krnjača Asylum Centre and to the Shelter for Foreigners in Padinska Skela on 09 June of 2017. During these visits, the treatment of the the juveniles and women by the competent authorities was in particular followed, as well as acting according to recommendations which NPM addressed after the previous visits to these establishments.

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