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France: anti-torture Committee deplores conditions of detention, prison overcrowding and lack of psychiatric beds

24/06/2021

As regards police establishments, while the majority of those interviewed did not report any physical ill-treatment, several people indicated that they had been deliberately beaten during their arrest or on police premises. Allegations of insults, including of a racist or homophobic nature, were...

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The CPT visits France

10/07/2020

The aim of the visit was to assess the situation of persons deprived of their liberty in Alsace, a region particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The delegation visited various detention facilities in order to examine the measures taken to protect both persons deprived of their liberty...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on France

24/03/2020

The main objective of the visit was to examine the treatment and conditions of detention of persons deprived of their liberty under immigration and asylum law. The main conclusions of the CPT are set out in the executive summary of the report. In their response, the French authorities provide...

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Activities activities

Ad hoc visit: 06/07/2020 - 10/07/2020


Periodic visit: 04/12/2019 - 18/12/2019


Ad hoc visit: 23/11/2018 - 30/11/2018


Periodic visit: 15/11/2015 - 27/11/2015


Periodic visit: 28/11/2010 - 10/12/2010

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2012) 13]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (2012) 14]
  • Publication news flash

Ad hoc visit: 25/11/2008 - 01/12/2008 (Guyana)

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2009) 32]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (2009) 33]

Periodic visit: 27/09/2006 - 09/10/2006

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2007) 44]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (2007) 45]

Ad hoc visit: 13/12/2004 - 20/12/2004 (La Réunion)

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2005) 21]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (2005) 22]

Ad hoc visit: 11/06/2003 - 17/06/2003

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2004) 6]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/inf (2004) 7]

Ad hoc visit: 17/06/2002 - 21/06/2002

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2003) 40]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/inf (2003) 41]
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit: 14/05/2000 - 26/05/2000

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2001) 10]
  • Government response (in French):  [CPT/inf (2001) 11]

Periodic visit: 06/10/1996 - 18/10/1996

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (98) 7]
  • Government responses (in French): [CPT/Inf (98) 8]

Ad hoc visit: 20/07/1994 - 22/07/1994

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (96) 2 Part 1]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (96) 2 Part 2]

Ad hoc visit: 03/07/1994 - 07/07/1994 (Martinique)

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (96) 24 Part 1]
  • Government observations and follow-up report (in French): [CPT/Inf (96) 24 Part 2]

Periodic visit: 27/10/1991 - 08/11/1991

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (93) 2 Part 1]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (93) 2 Part 2]
    • Annexes (in French):
  • Government follow-up report (in French): [CPT/Inf (94) 1]