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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee urges Bulgaria to stop physical ill-treatment of psychiatric patients and social care residents and to immediately cease the shameful practice of using chains as a means of restraint

02/12/2020

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has published today the report on its ad hoc visit to Bulgaria, which took place from 10 to 21 August 2020. The report has been made public under the automatic publication procedure introduced by the Bulgarian authorities. In...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee announces periodic visits to ten countries in 2021

30/11/2020

The Committee intends to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the following countries: Austria Bulgaria Latvia Lithuania Russian Federation Serbia* Sweden* Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom. Persons and organisations in possession of relevant information concerning the...

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The CPT visits Bulgaria

24/08/2020

The main objective of the visit was to examine whether any progress has been made by the Bulgarian authorities since the 2017 periodic visit of the CPT as regards the implementation of its recommendations concerning the treatment, conditions and legal safeguards offered to psychiatric patients...

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Activities Activities

Ad hoc visit: 10/08/2020 - 21/08/2020


High-level talks: 15/01/2019


Ad hoc visit: 10/12/2018 - 17/12/2018


Periodic visit: 25/09/2017 - 06/10/2017


Public Statement: 26/03/2015

  • Public Statement concerning Bulgaria: French version: Bulgarian version:  [CPT/Inf (2015) 17]
  • Publication news flash

Ad hoc visit: 13/02/2015 - 20/02/2015

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2015) 36]
    • Executive summary:
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2015) 37]
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit: 24/03/2014 - 03/04/2014

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2015) 12]
    • Executive summary
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2015) 13]
  • Publication news flash

Ad hoc visit: 04/05/2012 - 10/05/2012


Periodic visit: 18/10/2010 - 29/10/2010


Ad hoc visit: 15/12/2008 - 19/12/2008

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2010) 29]
  • Government response: [CPT/inf (2010) 30]

Periodic visit: 10/09/2006 - 21/09/2006


Ad hoc visit: 16/12/2003 - 22/12/2003


Periodic visit: 17/04/2002 - 26/04/2002


Periodic visit: 25/04/1999 - 07/05/1999

 

Periodic visit: 26/03/1995 - 07/04/1995

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (97) 1]
  • Government responses: [CPT/Inf (97) 1]