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The Council of Europe anti-torture Committee announces periodic visits to eight countries in 2025

12/04/2024

The Committee intends to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the following countries: Azerbaijan Belgium Germany Greece Liechtenstein Montenegro Romania Spain Persons and organisations in possession of relevant information concerning the situation of persons deprived of...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) publishes report on the monitoring of a Frontex-supported return operation from Germany to Pakistan

04/04/2024

The report examines the treatment of foreign nationals deprived of their liberty under immigration legislation and the safeguards afforded to them in the context of their removal. The return flight of 5 September 2023 was organised by Germany, with the participation of three EU members states...

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Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) visits Switzerland

28/03/2024

The purpose of this visit was to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty by the police and in remand detention in four cantons of the Swiss Confederation. In this context, particular attention was paid to the measures taken by the Swiss authorities in response to the...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) publishes the response of the Luxembourg authorities to the report on the 2023 visit

15/03/2024

The main objective of the visit was to examine the treatment of persons deprived of liberty by the police and of persons detained in the two closed prisons, as well as the situation of patients in several closed psychiatric units in two hospitals. Particular attention was paid to the situation of...

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The CPT held its 113th plenary meeting in March 2024

08/03/2024

During this meeting, the CPT adopted the reports on its periodic visits to Armenia (September 2023), Malta (September-October 2023), North Macedonia (October 2023) and Ukraine (October 2023) and on its ad hoc visit to examine the treatment of foreign nationals deprived of their liberty under...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) publishes preliminary observations on its visit to Armenia

01/03/2024

The preliminary observations are published at the request of the Armenian authorities. The report on the visit is expected to be adopted during the Committee’s forthcoming plenary meeting taking place in March in Strasbourg.   Read the preliminary observations The CPT and Armenia

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The Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) visits Türkiye

23/02/2024

The main objective of the visit was to examine the treatment of persons held in high-security prisons. A further focus of the visit was the situation of LGBTI and women prisoners. On the occasion of the visit, the delegation also raised with the relevant authorities certain issues related to the...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) visits Lithuania

23/02/2024

The purpose of this ad hoc visit was to examine the treatment of persons in prisons and to follow up on the situation found in the 2021 visit. More specifically, the visit considered the measures taken by the Lithuanian authorities in response to the long-standing CPT recommendations regarding...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) publishes report on Poland

22/02/2024

The main objective of the visit was to review the measures taken by the Polish authorities in response to the recommendations made by the CPT after previous visits. In this connection, particular attention was paid to the treatment and conditions of detention of persons in police custody, foreign...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) holds high-level talks in Montenegro

20/02/2024

The talks focused on the longstanding concerns of the Committee regarding the treatment of persons held by the police, accountability and effectiveness of investigations into allegations of ill-treatment. Also discussed was the system of remand detention in Montenegro, notably poor regimes and...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) publishes report on its 2023 ad hoc visit to the United Kingdom on immigration detention

08/02/2024

The main objective of the visit was to examine the treatment and conditions of detention of persons held under immigration legislation, both in immigration removal centres (IRCs) and in prison establishments. The CPT found that there were many good practices being promoted in the IRCs visited to...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) holds high-level talks in Albania on forensic psychiatry

01/02/2024

The talks focused on the longstanding concerns of the Committee regarding the treatment of patients in forensic psychiatry, currently held in Shënkoll Prison in Lezha and the Prison Hospital in Tirana. The delegation was particularly keen to learn about the steps being taken to implement the...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) publishes report on its 2023 ad hoc visit to Bulgaria

31/01/2024

The CPT is highly critical of the lack of implementation of many of the Committee’s long-standing recommendations regarding the treatment, conditions and legal safeguards offered to patients in psychiatric hospitals. However, the CPT notes that some progress appears to be being made as regards...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) publishes report on its 2023 ad hoc visit to Serbia

25/01/2024

The visit focused on the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty by the police and the effectiveness of investigations carried out by prosecutors and internal oversight bodies into allegations of ill-treatment by the police. The conditions of detention and treatment of remand prisoners, as...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) publishes its report on the ad hoc visit to Georgia

18/01/2024

The focus of the visit was on the secure wards of VivaMedi Clinic in Tbilisi, where prisoners receiving inpatient treatment are accommodated. In their response, the Georgian authorities provided information on the measures taken to implement the recommendations made in the CPT’s report. The CPT...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) publishes report on Albania

12/01/2024

The main objective of the CPT’s 2023 visit to Albania was to review the treatment and conditions of detention of persons held in police custody and in prisons. A further focus of the visit was the situation of forensic psychiatric patients and prisoners with a mental disorder. The CPT delegation...

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