During this meeting, the Committee adopted the reports on its periodic visits to Albania (November 2018), Hungary (November 2018) and Greece (March/April 2019), and to the ad hoc visits to France (November 2018) and Italy (March 2019). 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).
During its meeting, the CPT also heard oral reports on recent visits carried out between April and June 2019 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.
Clive Meux (a forensic psychiatrist and long-standing expert assisting the CPT) gave a training session to the Committee on visiting psychiatric establishments. Finally, Ana Medarska-Lazova (HELP Project Officer) gave a presentation of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) training course on CPT standards, which will be launched this summer.