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The Council of Europe's anti-torture Committee publishes a report on Switzerland

08/06/2022

On the subject of law enforcement, the CPT has received a number of complaints of excessive use of force by police officers and recommends that action to prevent police violence be enhanced. The Committee considers that the practice, which was observed in two police stations visited in Vaud, of...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee carries out an 11-day visit to Switzerland

06/04/2021

The aim of the visit was to examine the treatment and conditions of detention of persons deprived of their liberty in seven cantons of the Swiss Confederation. Particular attention was paid to the situation of persons deprived of their liberty by the police, persons held in remand detention or...

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Activities Activities

Periodic visit: 22/03/2021 - 01/04/2021

  • Report (in French only):  [CPT/Inf (2022) 9]
    • Executive summary: in French ; in German  [CPT/Inf (2022) 9 - part]
  • Government response: in French ; in German ; in Italian  [CPT/Inf (2022) 10]
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Periodic visit: 13/04/2015 - 24/04/2015

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2016) 18]
    • Executive summary:
  • Government response (in French): German version: Italian version: [CPT/Inf (2016) 19]
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit: 10/10/2011 - 20/10/2011

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2012) 26]
  • Government response (in French): German version: Italian version: [CPT/Inf (2012) 27]
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit: 24/09/2007 - 05/10/2007

  • CPT observations (in French): [CPT/Inf (2008) 1]
  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2008) 33]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (2008) 34]

Ad hoc visit: 20/10/2003 - 24/10/2003

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2004) 38]
  • Government response (in French): German version: Italian version: [CPT/Inf (2004) 39]
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Periodic visit: 05/02/2001 - 15/02/2001

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (2002) 4]
  • Government response (in French): German version:  Italian version: [CPT/Inf (2002) 5]
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit: 11/02/1996 - 23/02/1996

  • CPT report (in French):    [CPT/Inf (97) 7]
  • Government response (in French):   [CPT/Inf (97) 7]
    • Annexes (in French): [CPT/Inf (97) 7]
  • Government follow-up report (in French): [CPT/Inf (98) 4]

Periodic visit: 21/07/1991 - 29/07/1991

  • CPT report (in French): [CPT/Inf (93) 3]
  • Government response (in French): [CPT/Inf (93) 4]
    • Annexes (in French): [CPT/Inf (93) 4 Add]
  • Government follow-up report (in French): [CPT/Inf (94) 7]