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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Latvia

24/05/2022

The main objective of the visit was to review the measures taken by the Latvian authorities to implement recommendations made by the Committee after its previous visits. In this context, the CPT’s delegation paid particular attention to the treatment and safeguards afforded to persons deprived of...

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The Council of Europe anti-torture Committee and Development Bank held high-level talks on prison reform in North Macedonia

18/05/2022

On 16 May 2022, the President of the European Committee for Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), Alan Mitchell, and the Vice-Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Tomáš Boček, have met the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Dimitar...

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

26/04/2022

The main objective of the visit was to examine the situation of forensic psychiatric patients and to review the progress made as regards the implementation of the CPT’s long-standing recommendation that all such patients be transferred to a proper forensic psychiatric facility. To this end, the...

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Anti-torture committee calls for setting a limit to the number of inmates in every prison and promoting non-custodial measures

21/04/2022

In this annual report, the CPT underlines that although, over the years, some countries have achieved tangible progress in tackling prison overcrowding, this problem persists in many prisons systems, especially in establishments accommodating remand prisoners. In addition, even in countries where...

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Council of Europe anti-torture committee publishes report on Romania, highlighting that the challenges facing the prison system remain extensive

14/04/2022

The CPT calls for the reform of the prison system as outlined in the updated Action Plan for the period 2020-2025 to be vigorously pursued. Improving the living conditions, offering a range of purposeful activities for prisoners to assist them in preparing for reintegration into the community,...

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Il Comitato anti-tortura del Consiglio d'Europa effettua una visita di 12 giorni in Italia

11/04/2022

Nel corso della visita, la delegazione del CPT ha valutato il trattamento e le condizioni di detenzione dei detenuti presso quattro istituti penitenziari ed ha anche considerato il trattamento delle persone private della libertà dalle forze dell'ordine. Inoltre, la delegazione ha esaminato le...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Poland

05/04/2022

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

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Statement from the CPT President

31.03.2022

Following the Committee of Ministers’ Resolution CM/Res(2022)2 of 16 March 2022, the Russian Federation ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe as from 16 March 2022. Resolution CM/Res(2022)3, adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 23 March 2022, further specifies, among other things,...

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The Russian Federation is excluded from the Council of Europe

22/03/2022

In an extraordinary meeting, on the morning of 16 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers decided, in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe, that the Russian Federation ceases to be a member of the Council of Europe as from that date, after...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on its 2021 periodic visit to Serbia

10/03/2022

In the course of the visit, a significant number of credible allegations of torture and other forms of ill-treatment of detained persons by police officers were received by the CPT’s delegation. These allegations consisted of slaps, punches, kicks and truncheon blows as well as the application of...

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The CPT held its first plenary meeting in 2022

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) held its 107th plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 28 February to 4 March 2022. The meeting took place in a hybrid format with most members attending in person. During this meeting, the CPT...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes the response of the Croatian authorities to the report on the 2020 ad hoc visit on migration issues

01/03/2022

The response has been made public at the request of the Croatian authorities following the recent high-level talks held between the President of the CPT and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Croatia, on 4 February 2022 in Strasbourg. Read the response: in English; in...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes the response of the Swedish authorities to the report on the 2021 visit

25/02/2022

The response has been made public under the automatic publication procedure introduced by the Swedish authorities. The CPT's report was published in September 2021. Read the response Read the report The CPT and Sweden

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) President holds high-level talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Croatia on migration issues

08/02/2022

The talks focussed on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the CPT’s report on the 2020 ad hoc visit to Croatia, published on 3 December 2021. The CPT’s President reiterated the necessity for the Croatian authorities to maintain a constant vigilance to ensure that migrants...

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