Terug The CPT holds its November 2015 plenary meeting

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) held its 88th plenary meeting from 2 to 6 November 2015 in Strasbourg.

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 to the respective authorities. In accordance with Article 11, paragraph 2, of the ECPT[2], the CPT’s reports and the government responses are published only at the request of the authorities.

During its meeting, the CPT also prepared future periodic and ad hoc visits. Other issues discussed included the states’ responses to previous visit reports, and CPT-related aspects of the massive arrival of irregular migrants in Europe.

In addition, the CPT held an exchange of views with Professor Richard Carver (Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom) and Dr Lisa Handley on the effectiveness of torture prevention.


[1] All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.
[2] European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

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