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NPM speaks to CJINI in new podcast “Unpacked”

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.

NPM raises concerns about systemic issues in UK detention 

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.  

Invitation to Quote – NPM Task and Finish Group: Defining deprivation of liberty

The UK NPM is inviting proposals for a short-term project to “stress test” definitions of deprivation of liberty.

CQC report raises major staffing concerns in secure care settings

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.

NPM responds to Scottish Human Rights Bill consultation

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.

Concern expressed about lack of progress to address deaths in prisons in Scotland

Statement from UK NPM Chair Wendy Sinclair-Gieben

Response to the Committee on the Prevention of Torture ad hoc Visit Report to the United Kingdom in November 2022

UK NPM Annual Report published

Find the UK NPM's Annual Report for the year 2021-2022

UK NPM statement on CPT report on periodic visit to England July 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.