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Second Quarterly Bulletin of the National Preventive Mechanism

The Public Defender's National Preventive Mechanism has published its second quarterly information bulletin. The main theme of the bulletin is the event held in connection with the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June 2015, within the framework of which the Public Defender held a presentation of the annual report of the National Preventive Mechanism.

The bulletin analyzes the implementation of the recommendations included in the reports issued by the National Preventive Mechanism after carrying out visits to penitentiary facilities Nos. 17, 2, 3, 8 and 14 in 2014-2015.

Readers will be able to learn about the mandate of the National Preventive Mechanism; the meetings and various events held by members of the National Preventive Mechanism; the visits carried out by the National Preventive Mechanism to closed institutions in the summer. They will also be able to get information of how the situation in the penitentiary facility No 2 had been changing over the years.

The bulletin reviews the national legislative framework in the context of international standards and characteristics of the deprivation of liberty in high security penitentiary institution; offers views of Givi Mikanadze, member of the Consultative Council of the National Preventive Mechanism; provides information about planned actions as well as international stories.

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