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Visits

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.

National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) visited the Obrenovac Reception Center, without prior notice, on 08 June 2017, in order to monitor the treatment of the migrants who are located here. Since the first visit of the NPM team to this Center conducted shortly after its opening, during this visit NPM monitored measures taken by the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, in the meantime, in order to act according to recommendations which were addressed then, as well as to provide adequate care for migrants.

Commissariat officials cooperated with the NPM and enabled it to fulfill its mandate.

Team NPM on 19 May 2017 visited the Reception Center for migrants in Kikinda in order to monitor the procedures of the competent authorities towards migrants, as well as the conditions in which they reside.

Team NPM on 16 May 2017 visited the Reception Center for migrants in Sid to verify allegations of torture of migrants by members of the Croatian police, as well as to monitor implemantation previously addressed recommendations.

Team NPM visited the Correctional Institution in Sremska Mitrovica on 10 and 11 May, in order to monitor the implentation of the NPM recommendations from 2012 and the recommendations of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, which the CPT sent to the Republic of Serbia after the 2015 visit. Within the team, in addition to representatives of the Ombudsman were representatives of the Provincial Ombudsman, as well as a doctor of forensic medicine. On the second day of the visit the team was joined by a physician psychiatrist. During the two-day visit, team members conducted interviews with the management and other employees of the Institution, visited the accommodation capacity, interviewed PDLs and reviewed the documentation.