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Anti-torture committee welcomes improvements in Northern Ireland and calls for further progress

06/12/2018

In a report published today, the committee highlighted the “enormous culture change” that has taken place within the Police Service of Northern Ireland since the 1990s. Safeguards against ill-treatment operate satisfactorily, it said, and their application in several police stations might be...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits the United Kingdom, focusing on police and prisons in Scotland

30/10/2018

The primary purpose of the visit was to examine the situation in police and prison establishments in Scotland and to assess the progress made since the CPT’s previous visit in 2012. During the visit the delegation examined the situation of prisoners in various Scottish prisons, and paid specific...

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Activities activities

Ad hoc visit: 17/10/2018 - 26/10/2018


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]