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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee examines treatment of foreign nationals during a removal operation by air from Italy

18/12/2015

The monitoring took place in the context of an ad hoc visit to Italy from 16 to 18 December 2015 and involved the presence of a CPT delegation on a charter flight to Lagos (Nigeria). In addition to Italy, the organising state, the following states took part in the FRONTEX mission: Belgium and...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Germany

11/12/2015

The main objective of the visit was to review the measures taken by the relevant authorities to implement recommendations made by the Committee after its previous visits. To this end, the CPT’s delegation visited several police establishments, prisons and civil/forensic psychiatric hospitals in...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits France

01/12/2015

This was the twelfth visit of the Committee to France and was part of the programme of periodic visits for 2015. The visit was not carried out in reaction to the tragic attacks which took place in Paris on 13 November 2015 and the subsequent events. During the visit, the delegation paid...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on 2015 visit to Bulgaria

12/11/2015

The visit was an opportunity for the CPT to assess the progress in the implementation of its long-standing recommendations and to review, in particular, the treatment and detention conditions of persons held at investigation detention facilities and prisons. The report concludes that persons...

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The CPT holds its November 2015 plenary meeting

09/11/2015

During this meeting, it adopted the reports on its periodic visits to Switzerland (carried out in April 2015), Sweden (May 2015) and Serbia (May/June 2015), and on its ad hoc visits to Kosovo[1] (April 2015), Azerbaijan (June 2015) and Turkey (June 2015). These reports will be sent in due course...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Romania

24/09/2015

The visit provided an opportunity to assess the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty by the police, conditions in prisons and the situation of persons in psychiatric establishments. The report takes note of the positive developments observed since the previous visit of the Committee...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Luxembourg

17/09/2015

During the visit, the CPT’s delegation focused in particular on the situation of persons in police custody, prisoners in the Luxembourg Prison (CPL) and minors placed in the two facilities of the State Socio-Educational Centre (CSEE) located in Dreiborn and Schrassig. In addition, the delegation...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Finland

20/08/2015

During the visit, the CPT’s delegation examined the situation and treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in police establishments, immigration detention, prisons and in a psychiatric hospital. Despite on-going efforts in a number of areas, the CPT was concerned by the lack of sufficient...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Azerbaijan

25/06/2015

The objective of the visit was to examine the situation of sentenced prisoners. To this end, the delegation visited Penitentiary Establishments Nos. 6 and 14, as well as the Correctional Establishment for Juveniles in Baku. In the course of the visit, the delegation met Fikrat MAMMADOV, Minister...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Turkey

25/06/2015

The purpose of the visit was to examine the treatment and conditions of detention of foreign nationals detained under aliens legislation as well as the procedures applied to them in the context of their detention pending removal. In the course of the visit, the delegation held consultations with...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Ukraine

29/04/2015

In addition to this report, the CPT has published the Ukrainian Government’s response to the preliminary observations made during the September 2014 visit (published in January 2015). These documents have been made public under an automatic publication procedure introduced by the Ukrainian...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes a report on Spain

09/04/2015

The purpose of the 2014 visit to Spain was to examine certain aspects of the treatment of irregular migrants intercepted in the enclave of Melilla along the border with Morocco, as well as to assess the implementation of the previous CPT’s recommendations in relation to the detention centres for...

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President of the Council of Europe anti-torture Committee holds high-level talks in Skopje

01/04/2015

Mykola Gnatovskyy, President of the CPT, met the Minister of Justice, Adnan Jashari, the Director of the Directorate for the Execution of Sanctions, Lidija Gavrilovska, and other officials to discuss the situation in the prisons. In particular, the treatment of prisoners and the conditions of...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on the Czech Republic

31/03/2015

During the visit, the CPT’s delegation reviewed the measures taken by the Czech authorities to implement various recommendations made by the Committee after previous visits, notably as regards the treatment of detained persons and conditions of detention in police establishments and several...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee announces visits to ten states in 2016

30/03/2015

The Committee intends to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the following ten countries: Azerbaijan Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Netherlands Portugal Russian Federation Spain United Kingdom Persons in possession of information concerning deprivation of liberty...

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Bulgaria: Council of Europe anti-torture Committee makes a public statement

26/03/2015

The CPT's public statement is made under Article 10, paragraph 2 *, of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. This is the seventh time the CPT has made a public statement since it was set up in 1989. Text of the public statement...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on 2014 visit to Bulgaria

29/01/2015

The Committee notes that the vast majority of its long-standing recommendations, some of them dating back to the very first periodic visit to Bulgaria in 1995, remain unimplemented, for example as regards ill-treatment (both in the police and prison context), inter-prisoner violence, prison...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes reports on Armenia

27/01/2015

During the April 2013 visit, the CPT’s delegation received a significant number of allegations from detained persons that they had been subjected to physical or psychological ill-treatment and/or excessive use of force by police officers. The alleged physical ill-treatment consisted in the main...

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Council of Europe anti-torture committee warns states against intimidation and reprisals towards individuals who denounce ill-treatment

21/01/2015

In its annual report published today, the CPT recalls that it has identified a number of cases in which persons it had interviewed have apparently been intimidated or subjected to various forms of reprisals by or at the instigation of public officials. Most common forms of reprisal are undue...

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