The Human Rights
Defender published his proposals and analyses on the internal regulations of
The Human Rights
Defender has published the opinion on the RA Government’s draft decision on making
amendments in the internal regulations of the RA Police detention facilities.
The Government’s draft
fully reflects the recommendations of the Human Rights Defender with regard to police
detention facilities, that were raised in the annual reports presented in the
capacity of the National Preventive Mechanism, as well as in the analytical
reports on monitoring visits to the RA Police departments and detention facilities.
In particular, the Human Rights
Defender recommended that:
the cells of detention facilities should
be furnished with dimmer switches, which would enable to lower the brightness
of light in cells, without violating the right of persons deprived of liberty to
rest and sleep;
women admitted into detention
facilities should receive feminine hygiene products for personal use;
the yards of detention facilities should
provide for outdoor exercises, equipped with a bench and a garbage can;
the medical examination of persons
admitted to and kept in detention facilities should be regulated;
necessary to remove the glass partitions in visiting rooms of detention
facilities, which will eliminate the obstacle for the physical contact of
persons deprived of liberty and their close relatives, etc.
Human Rights Defender welcomes such cooperation with the Police aimed at implementing
the recommendations of the Defender as National Preventive Mechanism.
Rights Defender’s recommendations and analyses can be seen here.