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Preventing torture in Europe


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


Malta, North Macedonia and Slovak Republic.

In addition, the CPT will carry out a visit to Ukraine, initially planned for 2022.


In total:

  • 509 visits carried out (293 periodic + 216 ad hoc)
  • 460 visit reports published

So far this year:

  • 6 periodic visits
  • 5 ad hoc visits
  • 13 visit reports published

(as at 26 September 2023)