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Belgium: Anti-torture committee calls for improved prison conditions, better care for psychiatric internees and stronger action against police brutality

08/03/2018

In its report, the Committee referred to the public statement it had felt obliged to make in July 2017, calling on the authorities and all stakeholders to face up to their responsibilities and quickly find a solution for introducing a minimum service in prison establishments guaranteeing...

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Exchange of views within the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe concerning the CPT’s public statement on Belgium

12/10/2017

The public statement addressed the ongoing failure of the Belgian authorities to put in place a minimum level of service to guarantee the rights of inmates during periods of industrial action by prison staff. Today’s discussion focused on the possible follow-up to the concerns voiced by the CPT....

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee issues public statement on Belgium

13/07/2017

In its Statement, the Committee makes it clear that the failure to comply with this requirement may result in a large number of inmates being subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment, or in a worsening of situations already regarded as intolerable, in endangering the health and life of these...

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Activities Activities

Public Statement: 13/07/2017

  • Public Statement concerning Belgium:  French version:  Dutch version:  [CPT/Inf (2017) 18]
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit: 27/03/2017 - 06/04/2017


High-level talks: 21/06/2016


Ad hoc visit: 07/05/2016 - 09/05/2016

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2016) 29]
    • Executive summary (in French):
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (2016) 30]
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit: 24/09/2013 - 04/10/2013

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2016) 13]
    • Executive summary (in French):
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (2016) 14]
  • Publication news flash

Ad hoc visit: 23/04/2012 - 27/04/2012

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2012) 36]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (2012) 37]
  • Publication news flash

Visit to Tilburg Prison: 17/10/2011 - 19/10/2011

  • CPT report: French version: [CPT/Inf (2012) 19]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (2013) 10]

Periodic visit: 28/09/2009 - 07/10/2009

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2010) 24]
  • Publication news flash
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (2011) 7]

Periodic visit: 18/04/2005 - 27/04/2005

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2006) 15]
  • Publication news flash
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/inf (2006) 40]

Periodic visit: 25/11/2001 - 07/12/2001

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2002) 25]
  • Publication news flash
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/inf (2003) 32]

Periodic visit: 31/08/1997 - 12/09/1997

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (98) 11]
  • Government interim report (in French): [CPT/inf (99) 6]
    • Appendices (in French):
  • Government follow-up report (in French): Dutch version: [CPT/Inf (99) 11]

Periodic visit: 14/11/1993 - 23/11/1993

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (94) 15
  • Government interim report (in French): [CPT/Inf (95) 6]
    • Appendices (in French):
  • Government follow-up report (in French):  [CPT/Inf (96) 7]