On this page you will find the CPT's standards which have been developed over the many years of the Committee's work. They have been set out in substantive sections of a number of the CPT's annual general reports in order to give a clear indication of its views regarding the manner in which persons deprived of their liberty ought to be treated.

In addition to these standards, presented by theme below, you will find more practical tools, such as checklists, concerning specific issues coming under the CPT's mandate.

Police / Law enforcement
Immigration detention
Psychiatric establishments / Social care institutions