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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Liechtenstein

he Council of Europe's Committee for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (CPT) has today published the report on its visit to Liechtenstein in February 2007, together with the response of the Liechtenstein Government. These documents have been made public at the request of the Liechtenstein Government.
03/07/2008
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The report contains, in particular, recommendations to strengthen fundamental safeguards which persons deprived of their liberty by the police should enjoy, and to improve the activities offered to inmates at Vaduz Prison, the only prison in the Principality. Further, for the first time in Liechtenstein, the Committee has examined the procedures for involuntary placement (ordered by a civil or criminal court) in psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes or other specialised institutions. In their response, the Liechtenstein authorities provide details on the measures being taken or envisaged in order to address the issues raised in the CPT’s report.

The CPT's visit report and the response of the Liechtenstein Government are available, in English and German, on the Committee's website: http://www.cpt.coe.int.