CPT publishes report on France

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) published today the report on its most recent visit to France from 15 to 27 November 2015, together with the response of the French authorities.
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CPT publishes report on France

During the visit, the CPT’s delegation paid particular attention to the conditions of detention in three remand prisons affected by severe overcrowding as well as to the regime applied to certain categories of sentenced prisoners in different establishments, including in a unit for “radicalised” prisoners.  Another objective of the visit was to examine the situation of involuntary patients in several psychiatric establishments and of residents in a long-term care institution. In addition, the delegation visited twelve police and gendarmerie establishments in different parts of the country.

The main findings of the CPT are set out in the Executive Summary of the report.

The CPT’s report and the response of the French authorities have been made public at the request of the French Government.