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The Seimas Ombudsman, the representatives of UNHCR and IOM visited the Foreigners Registration Center

21 June 2019 

LRSKI UNHCR TMO vizitas URCAugustinas Normantas, Head of the Seimas Ombudsmen's Office and Human Rights Division of the Seimas Ombudsmen's Office carried out monitoring of the human rights situation in Foreigners Registration Center in cooperation with Audra Sipavičienė, head of Vilnius Office of the International Migration Organisation (IOM) and Renata Kuleš, a representative of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

At the beginning of the visit, Mr Normantas stressed the importance of the cooperation of international organizations in visiting Foreigners Registration Center and expressed the belief that such collaboration will help to ensure more effective analysis of the human rights situation of asylum seekers and refugees therein.

Representatives of organizations involved in the monitoring of human rights appreciated the opportunity to contribute to the monitoring of human rights in Foreigners Registration Center and to be the observers of the national preventive mechanism being in action.

The Seimas Ombudsman drew the attention of the representatives of UNHCR and IOM that, as a national prevention institution, the Seimas Ombudsmen's Office expects feedback - constructive, useful insights that would contribute to ensuring human rights in Foreigners Registration Center.

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