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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee carries out visit to Spain, focusing on prison and police establishments in Catalonia

17/09/2018

The purpose of the visit was to examine the situation in police and prison establishments in the autonomous community of Catalonia and to assess the progress made since the CPT’s previous visits to this region in 2011 and 2012. To this end, the CPT’s delegation visited Barcelona Women (Wad-Ras),...

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Council of Europe anti-torture committee acknowledges some positive steps in Spain, but calls for ending fixation in prisons and juvenile centres

16/11/2017

During its 2016 periodic visit to the country, the CPT’s delegation found that the vast majority of people detained by law enforcement agencies stated that they had been treated correctly by police officers. However, the delegation did receive some credible allegations of excessive use of force...

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Activities activities

Ad hoc visit: 06/09/2018 - 13/09/2018


Periodic visit: 27/09/2016 - 10/10/2016


Ad hoc visit: 17/02/2016 - 19/02/2016 (return flight)


Ad hoc visit: 14/07/2014 - 18/07/2014

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2015) 19]
    • Executive summary:
  • Government response: Spanish version: [CPT/Inf (2015) 20] 
  • Publication news flash

Ad hoc visit: 19/06/2012 - 22/06/2012

  • CPT report: Spanish version: [CPT/Inf (2013) 8]
  • Government response: Spanish version: [CPT/Inf (2013) 9]         
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit: 31/05/2011 - 13/06/2011

  • CPT report: Spanish version: [CPT/Inf (2013) 6]
  • Government response: Spanish version: [CPT/Inf (2013) 7]         
    • Appendices:
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit 19/09/2007 - 01/10/2007

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2011) 11]
  • Government response: Spanish version:  [CPT/Inf (2011) 12]         
    • Annexes: Spanish version:
  • Publication news flash

Ad hoc visit: 14/01/2007 - 15/01/2007


Ad hoc visit: 12/12/2005 - 19/12/2005


Periodic visit: 22/07/2003 - 01/08/2003


Ad hoc visit: 22/07/2001 - 26/07/2001


Periodic visit: 22/11/1998 - 04/12/1998

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2000) 5]
  • Government interim response: [CPT/Inf (2000) 6]

Ad hoc visit: 21/04/1997 - 28/04/1997

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (98) 9]
  • Government response:  [CPT/Inf (98) 10]

Ad hoc visit: 17/01/1997 - 18/01/1997

  • CPT rapport: [CPT/Inf (2000) 3]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2000) 4]

Ad hoc visit: 10/06/1994 - 14/06/1994

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (96) 9]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (96) 10]

Periodic visit: 10/04/1994 - 22/04/1994

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (96) 9]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (96) 10]

Periodic visit: 01/04/1991 - 12/04/1991

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (96) 9]