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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Hungary

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its sixth periodic visit to Hungary which took place from 20 to 29 November 2018.
17/03/2020
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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Hungary

The purpose of the visit was to examine the situation of persons in police custody, prisoners placed in HSR units (special regime units for prisoners serving long sentences, including life sentences) and juvenile prisoners, as well as persons placed in social care homes, and to assess the progress made since the CPT’s previous periodic visit in 2013. The visit also provided an opportunity for the CPT’s delegation to hold consultations with the Hungarian authorities on immigration issues as a follow-up to the ad hoc visit carried out by the CPT in 2017.

The main findings and conclusions of the CPT are set out in the executive summary of the report.

In their response, the Hungarian authorities provide information on the measures taken to implement the CPT recommendations. The Committee will continue its dialog with the Hungarian authorities on the issues raised in the report.

The CPT report and the response of the Hungarian authorities have been made public at the request of the Hungarian Government.


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