This report describes the relevant work of the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan functioning in a capacity of national preventive mechanism (NPM) as endorsed in the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on Prevention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN OPCAT) as well as recommendations and suggestions put forward in 2015. In this report and in general, during the process of carrying out NPM functions by the Commissioner, recommendations and suggestions made by the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) and the European Committee for the Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), also those made to periodic reports of Azerbaijan by the Working Group on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) were considered. Statistical data and the OPCAT are attached to the report. İSBN: 978-9952-9554-8-5 2

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