DUMITRU RUSSU, IDOM REPRESENTATIVE, ELECTED MEMBER OF THE TORTURE PREVENTION COUNCIL

In a press release issued today, the Ombudsman announces the appointment of Dumitru Russu, IDOM representative, as member of the Torture Prevention Committee under the Ombudsman.

On 21 May 2018, the Committee for the Selection of members of the Torture Prevention Council issued a decision on the selection of the new member for a five-year mandate, under arts.30 and 31 of the Law 52/2014 on the Ombudsman and pts.2 and 18 of the Regulation on the Organization and Operation of the Torture Prevention Council.

The Torture Prevention Council is set up in accordance with the Law 52/2014 on the Ombudsman to protect people against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading punishments or treatments, as a national torture prevention mechanism, in accordance with the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

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