Monitoring visits according to UN rules

The United Nations have adopted rules against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In Denmark, the Parliamentary Ombudsman has been appointed to visit places where citizens are deprived of their liberty, in order to ensure that the UN rules are observed.

The Ombudsman works together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture to carry out the visits, which may take place at both private and public institutions.