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Press conference on the occasion of publishing the Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on torture

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On 5th March 2019, on the occasion of publishing Nils Melzer’s Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on torture (287 downloads) ,  in the Media Center was held a press conference, organized by the Platform of Organizations for Cooperation with UN Mechanisms for Human Rights. At the conference were outlined the findings that Mr. Melzer stated in his report, the unsatisfactory level of compliance with international standards, the inadequate provision of protection to victims of torture, and the insufficient prevention of abuse and torture in the Republic of Serbia.

Speakers at the Conference were:

  • Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on torture (video chat)
  • Milan Markovic, Head of the United Nations Team for Human Rights  in Serbia
  • Sonja Toskovic, Platform Coordinator and Executive Director of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights
  • Lazar Stefanovic, MDRI-s, Coordinator of the Working Group for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities within the Platform
  • Nikola Kovacevic, Belgrade Center for Human Rights, Working Group coordinator in the field of torture in within the Platform
  • Biljana Petrovic, Executive Director of IAN, Member of the Working Group in the field of torture and the Working Group in the field of the rights for persons with disabilities within the Platform
  • Milos Jankovic, Legal expert in the field of torture, former coordinator of NPM Serbia.
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