Rules for cooperation with NGOs
The rules for cooperation with non-governmental organizations are aimed at regulating the existing format of cooperation between the National Preventive Mechanism and non-governmental organizations. According to the rules, non-governmental organizations working in the field of prevention of torture or human rights may submit a project application to the Public Defender to implement joint projects under the mandate of the National Preventive Mechanism and together with representatives of the Public Defender's Office, which may include paying thematic visits to places of deprivation or restriction of liberty, conducting researches to study in depth the situation at similar places, or carrying out educational and awareness-raising activities. Non-governmental organizations may apply to the Public Defender within the framework of competitions periodically announced by the Public Defender, or any time, without a competition.
The Consultative Council of the National Preventive Mechanism shall review the project applications and make the relevant decision, which shall then be submitted to the Public Defender for approval.
The rules were drafted by the Department of Prevention and Monitoring of the Public Defender's Office and were submitted to the Consultative Council of the National Preventive Mechanism for consideration, after which the rules were approved by the Public Defender’s Order No. 366 of December 4, 2017.