Details of Treaty No.152

Protocol No. 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Title Protocol No. 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Reference CETS No.152
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 04/11/1993  - Since its entry into force, this Protocol is an integrant part of the treaty ETS No. 126 and is no longer open for signature or ratification.
Entry into Force 01/03/2002  - Ratification by Parties to Treaty ETS 126. Since its entry into force, this Protocol forms an integrant part of Treaty ETS 126.
Summary

Protocol No. 2 introduces amendments of a technical nature. Provision is made for members of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) to be placed in one of two groups for election purposes, the aim being to ensure that one half of the Committee's membership is renewed every two years. The Protocol also provides that members of the CPT may be re-elected twice, instead of only once as at present.


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