Annual Report 2016
of the Liechtenstein National Preventive Mechanism
according to Art. 17 ff. of the Optional Protocol to the Convention
Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment (OPCAT)
A) Dates of the individual visits and composition of the National Preventive
In accordance with Art. 17 ff. of the Optional Protocol to the Convention
Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment (Liechtenstein Law Gazette LGBl. 2007 No. 260), the
National Preventive Mechanism (hereinafter: NPM) paid several visits to
places of detention in the Principality of Liechtenstein in 2016. The
individual visits took place largely without prior notice on the following
- 25 February 2016, from about 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- 19 May 2016, from about 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
- 22 September 2016, from about 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- 15 December 2016, from about 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- 15 December 2016, from about 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
These visits were carried out in each case by the following members of
the NPM, all being present, with the exception of the visit on 25
February 2016, when Isolde Kieber was unable to attend, and the visit
on 15 December 2016, when Dr. Gerhard Mislik was unable to attend:
Mag. iur. Franziska Goop-Monauni, LL.M., Chairperson of the
Liechtenstein Corrections Commission and of the Liechtenstein