Preventing torture in Europe


The CPT visits places of detention and assesses how persons deprived of their liberty are treated in order to strengthen their protection from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.


Albania, Armenia, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, North Macedonia and Slovak Republic.

In addition, the CPT will carry out two visits initially planned for 2022: Estonia and Ukraine.

In total:

  • 499 visits carried out (287 periodic + 212 ad hoc)
  • 449 visit reports published

So far this year:

  • .. periodic visits
  • 1 ad hoc visit 
  • 2 visit reports published

(as at 28 March 2023)