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CPT factsheet on immigration detention

Immigration detention is a primary focus of the work of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).
15/03/2017
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CPT factsheet on immigration detention

The CPT has carried out hundreds of visits to places of immigration detention, and has developed a detailed set of standards. They are described in this new factsheet, prepared by the CPT’s Secretariat.

In particular, the CPT’s standards concern:

  • Detention as a last resort
  • Safeguards during detention
  • Suitable premises
  • Adequate material conditions for longer stays (over 24 hours)
  • Open regime
  • Qualified staff
  • Procedures for discipline, segregation and means of restraint
  • Effective monitoring and complaints mechanisms
  • Adequate health care
  • Care of vulnerable persons (in particular children)


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