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This week, Sam Gluckstein, Head of the UK NPM spoke to the Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland team about the role of the NPM and its member organisations.
The NPM has published its annual report for 2022-2023 in February 2024. The report summarises and analyses the work and findings of the 21 NPM members, and warns that governments across the UK have repeatedly failed to take meaningful action to alleviate human rights concerns where people are deprived of their liberty.
The UK NPM is inviting proposals for a short-term project to “stress test” definitions of deprivation of liberty.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released their State of Care 2022/23 report, highlighting major concerns about staffing in secure care and immigration settings in England.
The Scotland Subgroup of the UK National Preventive Mechanism has submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s Human Rights Bill consultation, broadly welcoming the Bill, but with hopes for the inclusion of the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT) and Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT), and a more ambitious programme of delivery.
Response to the Committee on the Prevention of Torture ad hoc Visit Report to the United Kingdom in November 2022
Find the UK NPM's Annual Report for the year 2021-2022
Statement from the UK NPM in response to the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) report to the United Kingdom on their 2021 June visit to England.
Scottish Government publish significant reforms to Bail and Release influenced by NPM consultation submission
Find links to the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill, an the NPM Scotland Subgroup's consultation submission.