The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) had torture prevention on its agenda during a meeting in the Human Dimension Committee on 1 March in Vienna. Helga Fastrup Ervik was among the participants and she shared experiences from the Norwegian NPM's work.
Read the report from the NPM's visit here.
In January and February, three new staff members joined the National Preventive Mechanism. They have different vocational backgrounds and contribute new, valuable expertise to the preventive work.
Read the report in English here.
The Parliamentary Ombudsman is critical of how detainees are being treated at Trandum
At Telemark Prison's Skien unit, inmates who should be serving their sentence in a communal section remain in the restricted section longer than necessary as a result of the high occupancy level. Furthermore, the prison should extend the periods of contact between inmates and staff in the highest-security section and consider other measures to reduce the risk of harmful effects of isolation. These are among the findings and recommendations from the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s report from a visit to Telemark Prison, Skien unit.
On Thursday 24 September, the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) organised a panel debate on protection of people who are deprived of their liberty and are in a particularly vulnerable situation.
Ålesund accident and emergency unit has implemented several highly positive measures since the NPM visited Ålesund police custody facility in March.
On 1 October 2015, the Parliamentary Ombudsman's National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) attended the seminar 'Förebygga tortyr i Sverige och Europa' (Preventing torture in Sweden and Europe) organised by the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsmen (JO).
Visit report points out shortcomings at the psychiatric department at Telemark Hospital. Read the report's summary and recommendations here.