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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Italy, focusing on prison establishments

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its ad hoc visit to Italy, which took place from 12 to 22 March 2019, together with the response from the Italian authorities.
21/01/2020
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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Italy, focusing on prison establishments

The purpose of the visit was to examine the situation of prisoners placed under high and maximum security regime (the so-called “41-bis regime”) as well as various “isolation” and segregation measures (such as court-imposed isolation to life-sentenced prisoners). The delegation also reviewed the treatment of persons subject to a security detention measure (“misura di sicurezza detentiva”). To this end, the CPT’s delegation visited the prison establishments of Biella, Milan Opera, Saluzzo and Viterbo.

The main conclusions of the CPT are set out in the executive summary of the report.

In their response, the Italian authorities provide information on the measures taken to implement the recommendations made in the CPT’s report.

The CPT report and the response of the Italian authorities have been made public at the request of the Italian Government.


Preventing torture in Europe
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