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National Preventative Mechanism 7th Annual Report published

The 7th annual report for the National Preventative Mechanism has been published.  The NPM is responsible for the independent monitoring of all places of detention throughout the UK. It comprises the 20 bodies which have powers to enter places of detention for the purpose of providing oversight and scrutiny of the treatment of detainees and the conditions in which they are held. Such scrutiny is designed both to prevent harm occurring to people in detention and to encourage good practice in the care of detainees. The NPM fulfils the UK’s obligations arising from its commitment to the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (known as OPCAT).  The full report can be read here:  http://www.nationalpreventivemechanism.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/NPM-annual-report-web.pdf

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