During this meeting, the Committee adopted the reports on its periodic visits to the Russian Federation (November/December 2016), Cyprus (February 2017), Croatia (March 2017) and Slovenia (March/April 2017), and on its ad hoc visits to Albania (February 2017) and to the United Kingdom Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus (February 2017). These reports will be sent in due course to the respective authorities. In accordance with Article 11, paragraph 2, of the ECPT, the CPT’s reports and the government responses are published only at the request of the authorities (on a case-by-case basis or through a so-called “automatic publication procedure”).
Further, the CPT decided to issue a public statement on Belgium, pursuant to Article 10, paragraph 2 of the ECPT. The text of this public statement was published on 13 July 2017.
During its meeting, the CPT also heard oral reports on recent visits carried out between March and June 2017 and prepared future visits. Other issues discussed included the states’ responses to previous visit reports and ongoing intergovernmental activities of the Council of Europe on matters within the CPT’s mandate. The CPT also revised its checklist on the inspection of a prison medical service by a CPT doctor.