During the session, the Committee adopted the reports on its periodic visits to Croatia (September 2022), Portugal (May 2022) and San Marino (September 2022) and on its ad hoc visits to Greece (November 2022), Romania (September 2022) and Türkiye (September 2022). The CPT also adopted the reports related to ad hoc visits carried out to Belgium and Cyprus (November 2022). Prior to the session, the report on the rapid reaction visit carried out to the United Kingdom (November 2022) was adopted by the Committee by written procedure.
The CPT also heard oral reports on visits carried out in December 2022 and examined the visit programme for the rest of 2023, including the precise modalities of the planned periodic visit to Ukraine, as well as future visits to and activities in the Russian Federation.
The programme of periodic visits for 2024 was also discussed. In addition, it continued its debate on the organisation of its work and other topics relevant to its mandate.
Upon the expiry of a two-year term of office, the Committee elected the following members to serve on its Bureau: Alan Mitchell, medical doctor, CPT Member in respect of the United Kingdom, was re-elected President of the Committee, Hans Wolff, medical doctor, CPT Member in respect of Switzerland, was re-elected 1st Vice-President, and Therese Maria Rytter, lawyer, CPT Member in respect of Denmark, was re-elected 2nd Vice-President.