The European NPM Forum har recently published the European NPM Newsletter new series issue no. 6 (March-April 2020) produced by the newly established Torture Prevention Unit within the Council of Europe’s Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law. The European NPM Newsletter is a review of information deemed relevant for National Preventive Mechanism (NPMs) as foreseen by the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) working in the Council of Europe region.
This edition contains responses from European NPMs on how they operate under the COVID-19 pandemic in order to continue fulfilling their mandate despite demanding circumstances.
Read the newsletter here.