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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits the United Kingdom

28/11/2022

The main objective of the visit was to examine the treatment of foreign nationals arriving by small boat in the United Kingdom after crossing the English Channel. The delegation visited Western Jet Foil and Manston Short-Term Holding Facility where all such persons are processed and held during...

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CPT participates in webinar to examine Scotland’s progress in preventing ill-treatment in places of detention

01/09/2021

On 25 August 2021, the CPT’s President, Alan Mitchell, and the Head of delegation for the CPT’s visits to Scotland (United Kingdom) in 2018 and 2019, Julia Kozma, participated in a webinar with criminal justice practitioners and academics to discuss a report by the Scottish subgroup of the UK...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on its 2021 visit to the United Kingdom

07/07/2022

In the report, the CPT again highlights the cumulative deleterious effects on the lives of prisoners of chronic overcrowding, poor living conditions and the lack of purposeful regimes. Since 2016, these long-standing problems have been exacerbated by a significant escalation in levels of...

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Activities activities

Ad hoc visit: 25/11/2022 - 28/11/2022


Periodic visit: 08/06/2021 - 21/06/2021


Ad hoc visit: 14/10/2019 - 18/10/2019


High-level talks: 04/06/2019 - 05/06/2019


Ad hoc visit: 13/05/2019 - 23/05/2019


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]