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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes response of the UK authorities

23/01/2018

The response addresses the numerous recommendations made in the CPT's report notably in relation to the spiralling violence and lack of safety in prisons and the inadequate safeguards to protect patients in mental health settings. The response also provides information on the action taken by the...

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UK Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus: First report from the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee

05/12/2017

The report assesses conditions of detention and the treatment of people held by the SBA Police and the British Forces Cyprus in various locations including police stations, Her Majesty’s Prison at Dhekelia and military detention facilities. It also briefly examines the situation of migrants held...

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CPT visits Northern Ireland for first time since 2008

08/09/2017

The focus of the visit was to examine the conditions of detention and treatment of inmates at Maghaberry Prison and at Ash House women’s prison within Hydebank Wood College. The CPT’s delegation also visited Shannon Clinic, the only medium secure psychiatric establishment in Northern Ireland....

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Activities activities

Ad hoc visit: 29/08/2017 - 06/09/2017 (Northern Ireland)


High-level talks: 26/04/2017


Ad hoc visit: 09/02/2017 - 11/02/2017 (Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus)


Periodic visit: 30/03/2016 - 12/04/2016

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2017) 9]
    • Executive summary:
  • Publication news flash
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2018) 1]

Ad hoc visit: 13/11/2014 - 19/11/2014 (Gibraltar)

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2015) 40]
    • Executive summary:
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2015) 41]

Ad hoc visit: 22/10/2012 - 24/10/2012 (return flight)


Periodic visit: 17/09/2012 - 28/09/2012


Ad hoc visit: 15/03/2010 - 26/03/2010

  • CPT report (Jersey): [CPT/Inf (2010) 35]
  • Government response (Jersey): [CPT/Inf (2010) 36]
  • CPT report (Guernsey): [CPT/Inf (2010) 37]
  • Government response (Guernsey): [CPT/Inf (2010) 38]
  • Publication news flash

Periodic visit: 18/11/2008 - 01/12/2008


Ad hoc visit: 02/12/2007 - 06/12/2007

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2008) 27]
  • Government response:  [CPT/Inf (2008) 28]

Ad hoc visit: 20/11/2005 - 25/11/2005

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2006) 28]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2006) 29]

Ad hoc visit: 11/07/2005 - 15/07/2005

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2006) 26]
  • Government response:  [CPT/Inf (2006) 27]

Ad hoc visit: 14/03/2004 - 19/03/2004


Periodic visit: 12/05/2003 - 23/05/2003

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2005) 1]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2005) 2]

Ad hoc visit: 17/02/2002 - 21/02/2002


Periodic visit: 04/02/2001 - 16/02/2001

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2002) 6]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2002) 7]

Periodic visit : 29/11/1999 - 08/12/1999 (Northern Ireland)

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2001) 6]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (2001) 7]

Ad hoc visit: 08/09/1997 - 17/09/1997

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2000) 1]
  • Government response:  [CPT/Inf (2000) 7]

Periodic visit: 15/05/1994 - 31/05/1994

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (96) 11]
  • Government final response: [CPT/Inf (96) 12]

Ad hoc visit : 20/07/1993 - 29/07/1993 (Northern Ireland)

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (94) 17]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (94) 18]

Periodic visit: 29/07/1990 - 10/08/1990

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (91) 15]
  • Government response: [CPT/Inf (91) 16]
  • Government follow-up report: [CPT/Inf (93) 9]