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Visits

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.

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.