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"Last week we held a final meeting with the ambassador of the Council of Europe to Ukraine, met with experts in this sphere [regarding the national preventive mechanism], and we are planning that the Ukrainian president, either in late April or possibly in early May, will propose to the Ukrainian parliament a law on the introduction of amendments to laws on the fight against torture," he told the ICTV channel, the presidential press service reported on Tuesday,April 10.

He said that the issue concerns amendments to the law on the human rights commissioner, which will envisage a new mechanism for monitoring the so-called places of captivity.

"This is a new term, which has been practically not used before," Portnov said.

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