In the afternoon, a high-level conference co-organised with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and with the support of the OSCE-ODHIR, attracted experts from all 47 Council of Europe members states and beyond. After a keynote speech by Silvia Casale (Former CPT President and Former President of the SPT), panels of experts discussed the effective implementation of safeguards in the first hours of police custody.
Following the conference, a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the CPT was held. Speeches were given by Marija Pejčinović Burić (Secretary General of the Council of Europe), Ambassador Jean-Baptiste Mattei (Chairman of the Ministers’ Deputies, Permanent Representative of France to the Council of Europe), Liliane Maury Pasquier (President of the Parliamentary Assembly), Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos (President of the European Court of Human Rights), Dunja Mijatović (Commissioner for Human Rights), Mykola Gnatovskyy (President of the CPT), Anna Rurka (President of the Conference of INGOs) and Martine Brunschwig-Graf (President of the Association for the Prevention of Torture).
Both the conference and the ceremony have been recorded. The videos are available on the CPT website, together with a photo gallery.