Online Meeting was held with the Chairperson of SPT
An online meeting was held on 26.11.2021 with Suzanne Jabbour, Chairperson of the United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) with the National Prevention Mechanism Unit of our institution.
Yılmaz Bölükbaşı, Deputy Chairperson of institution in charge of National Prevention Mechanism Unit, Mehmet Alp Didinmez, National Prevention Mechanism Unit Coordinator, Dr. Ertuğrul Yazar and Çiğdem Çelik, Human Rights and Equality Experts, Merve Soylu Çakı, Judge, and Salih Günay and Ayşe Nazlı Mercimek, Assistant Human Rights and Equality Experts attended the meeting.
In the presentation made by Dr. Ertuğrul Yazar, visits to places where people deprived of their liberties are located, applications received from detainees and other activities within the scope of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).
In addition to the topics covered in the presentation, ideas were exchanged on how the SPT can support the work of the NPM Unit. At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that the parties are open to the development of mutual dialogue and future cooperation areas with the SPT.