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Preventing torture in Europe

Follow-up statement 

issued on 9 July 2020

Statement of principles (Covid-19)
issued on 20 March 2020


About the CPT About the CPT

The CPT visits places of detention and assesses how persons deprived of their liberty are treated in order to strengthen their protection from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Scheduled Periodic Visits Scheduled Periodic Visits
Statistics Statistics

In total:

  • 471 visits carried out (275 periodic + 196 ad hoc)
  • 428 visit reports published

So far this year:

  • 4 periodic visits 
  • 3 visit reports published

(as at 11 May 2021)