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Council of Europe’s anti-torture Committee calls on Greece to reform its immigration detention system and stop pushbacks

19/11/2020

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its ad hoc visit to Greece, which took place from 13 to 17 March 2020, together with the response of the Greek authorities. In the report, the...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Greece

09/04/2020

The main objective of the visit was to examine the situation in prisons and to evaluate whether any progress had been made in implementing the Committee’s previous recommendations in relation to overcrowding, high levels of inter-prisoner violence, chronic staffing shortages, inadequate material...

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Anti-torture Committee undertakes rapid reaction visit to Greece to examine treatment of migrants

17/03/2020

During the visit, the CPT’s delegation looked into the conditions of detention of migrants, including pregnant women and families with young children and infants. It visited police and border guard stations and other long-term facilities in the Evros region. It also visited certain quasi-official...

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Activities activities

Ad hoc visit: 13/03/2020 - 17/03/2020


High-level talks: 18/11/2019 - 19/11/2019


Periodic visit: 28/03/2019 - 09/04/2019


Ad hoc visit: 10/04/2018 - 19/04/2018


Ad hoc visit: 19/07/2016 - 25/07/2016


Ad hoc visit: 13/04/2016 - 18/04/2016


Ad hoc visit: 14/04/2015 - 23/04/2015

  • CPT report:  Greek version (extract):  [CPT/Inf (2016) 4] 
    • Executive summary: Greek version: 
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2016) 5]
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit: 04/04/2013 - 16/04/2013


Public statement 15/03/2011

  • Public statement concerning Greece: French version: Greek version: [CPT/Inf (2011) 10]
  • Publication news flash

Ad hoc visit: 20/01/2011 - 27/01/2011


High-level talks: 18/01/2010 - 19/01/2010


Periodic visit: 17/09/2009 - 29/09/2009

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2010) 33]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2010) 34]

Ad hoc visit: 23/09/2008 - 29/09/2008

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2009) 20]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2009) 21]

Ad hoc visit: 20/02/2007 - 27/02/2007

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2008) 3]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2008) 4]

Periodic visit: 27/08/2005 - 09/09/2005


Periodic visit: 23/09/2001 - 05/10/2001

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2002) 31]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2002) 32]

Ad hoc visit: 26/10/1999 - 02/11/1999

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2001) 18 Part 2]
  • Government responses: [CPT/Inf (2001) 19 Part 2]

Periodic visit: 25/05/1997 - 06/06/1997

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2001) 18 Part 1]
  • Government responses: [CPT/Inf (2001) 19 Part 1]

Ad hoc visit: 04/11/1996 - 06/11/1996

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2001) 17 Part 1]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2001) 17 Part 2]

Periodic visit: 14/03/1993 - 26/03/1993

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (94) 20]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (94) 21]
  • Government follow-up response: [CPT/Inf (96) 8]