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Current work

In April 2023, NPM members agreed a new Business Plan to implement the objectives agreed in 2022:

  1. To support NPM members in delivering their own responsibilities under OPCAT
  2. To undertake collective work and take joint action with a view to preventing ill treatment of detained people in the UK
  3. To promote awareness and understanding of OPCAT principles and the work of the NPM in the UK
  4. To liaise and work with international mechanism and organisations with a mandate to prevent ill treatment of detained people.

The following thematic Task and Finish Groups were launched to develop collective work:

  • Mental health in detention
  • Menopause in custody
  • Deaths in custody
  • Definitions of places of deprivation of liberty
  • Immigration detention