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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee announces periodic visits to eight states in 2020


The Committee intends to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the following countries: Azerbaijan Finland Germany Republic of Moldova Monaco Serbia Spain Sweden Persons in possession of information concerning deprivation of liberty in any of these countries which they...

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Azerbaijan: torture, impunity and corruption highlighted in new anti-torture committee publications


The CPT’s overall impression of the situation in Azerbaijan is that torture and other forms of physical ill-treatment by the police and other law enforcement agencies, corruption in the whole law enforcement system and impunity remain systemic and endemic. The Committee’s reports contain detailed...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee holds high-level talks in Azerbaijan


The objective of the talks, which took place on 31 May and 1 June 2018, was to discuss the state of co-operation between the CPT and the Azerbaijani authorities and, in particular, the implementation of the CPT’s long-standing recommendations concerning law enforcement agencies and prisons,...

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Activities Activities

High-level talks: 31/05/2018 - 01/06/2018

Ad hoc visit: 23/10/2017 - 30/10/2017

High-level talks: 16/02/2017 - 17/02/2017

Periodic visit: 29/03/2016 - 08/04/2016

Ad hoc visit: 15/06/2015 - 22/06/2015

Ad hoc visit: 19/11/2013 - 26/11/2013

Ad hoc visit: 13/12/2012 - 20/12/2012

Periodic visit: 05/12/2011 - 15/12/2011

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2018) 9]
  • Government response: [CPT/inf (2018) 10]
  • Visit news flash

Ad hoc visit: 08/12/2008 - 12/12/2008

Periodic visit: 20/11/2006 - 30/11/2006

Ad hoc visit: 16/05/2005 - 20/05/2005

Ad hoc visit: 11/01/2004 - 13/01/2004

Periodic visit: 24/11/2002 - 06/12/2002