The Report of the National Preventive Mechanism 2018
The task entrusted to the National Preventive Mechanism, as a part of the global system of torture prevention is to identify risk factors of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, follow up on them, and elaborate recommendations aimed at eradicating these factors. To this end, in the reporting period, the Special Preventive Group visited the following establishments: 37 visits to 8 penitentiary establishments; 12 visits to 5 psychiatric establishments; 50 visits to 50 Police Stations; 26 visits to 22 TDIs; there were 8 focus group meetings with lawyers and NGOs working in the regions of Georgia. 37 visits to 37 small family type homes for children. 2 visits to 2 Boarding houses for persons with disabilities; 3 joint operations related to returning migrants from the EU countries were monitored. During their 2018 visits, members of the Special Preventive group were able to move around the facility without any impediments by the administration.