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The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) held its 96th plenary meeting from 2 to 6 July 2018 in Strasbourg.
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CPT holds its July 2018 plenary meeting

During this meeting, the Committee adopted the reports on its periodic visits to Ukraine (December 2017), Andorra (January/February 2018) and Romania (February 2018), and on its ad hoc visit to Greece (April 2018). 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”).

The CPT also heard oral reports on recent visits carried out between March and June 2018, 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.

In addition, the Committee held a training session on visits to police establishments.

Finally, the Committee bade farewell to Jeroen Schokkenbroek, who had been the Executive Secretary of the CPT for four years, and welcomed his successor, Régis Brillat, formerly the Executive Secretary of the European Committee of Social Rights.