National Preventive Mechanism paid an unannounced visit to the Zadar Prison from 25th until 28th October 2017. The purpose was to assess how human rights of persons deprived of liberty were respected, especially those relating to accommodation conditions, work organisation of the Treatment Department as well as treatment by judicial police. 

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Croatian Parliament elected Maja Kević as Deputy Ombudswoman at the March 31 2017 voting session.

Deputy Kević is joining the Office of the Ombudswoman Lora Vidović after working at the Croatian Government's Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities. Her experience, high motivation and sensibility towards human rights will cotribute to further strenghtening the work of the institution, especially regarding persons deprived of their liberty and the mandate of the National preventive mechanism.

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National preventive mechanisms (NPM) from 13 countries gathered in Zagreb on 29 and 30 November 2016 for the Conference of NPMs of the South-East Europe Network.

The Conference was dedicated to the marking of 10 years of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). During the two days, the event included discussions on strengthening the follow-up of NPM
recommendations, implementation of the UN Mandela Rules and the role of NPMs in protection of refugees and migrants.

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