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SPT Visit to the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights

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SPT Visit to the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights
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Visit by the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture to the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights – March 22 and 28, 2017

Pursuant to Article 11, Paragraph (1)b of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (hereinafter the “Subcommittee on Prevention”) has paid a visit to Hungary.

In the morning hours of March 22, 2017, the members of the Subcommittee on Prevention held consultations with the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, the Deputy-Commissioner responsible for the protection of the rights of nationalities living in Hungary, the Secretary General of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, the Head, Deputy Head and staff members of the OPCAT National Preventive Mechanism Department, and the Head, Deputy Head and Head of Unit of the Department of Public Law on the conditions and methods of the activities of the National Preventive Mechanism, and the lessons learned from the inspections conducted so far.

In the afternoon, the members of the Subcommittee on Prevention met with the members of the Civil Consultative Body, discussed the possible frameworks of their cooperation with the National Preventive Mechanism, then shared their views thereon with the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and the staff members of the OPCAT National Preventive Mechanism Department as well.

On March 28, 2017, the members of the Subcommittee on Prevention accompanied the visiting delegation of the OPCAT National Preventive Mechanism Department on their visit to Unit I of Budapest Remand Prison.

Related news on UN OHCHR website: 
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21468&LangID=E

Begin date
3/22/17 10:00 AM
End date
3/22/17 5:00 PM
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events 2017 opcat