Tillbaka The CPT held its October 2022 plenary meeting

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) held its 109th plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 24 to 28 October 2022.
The CPT held its October 2022 plenary meeting

During this meeting, the CPT adopted the reports on its periodic visits to Poland (March/April 2022), Latvia (May 2022) and Netherlands (May 2022), as well as on its ad hoc visit to Montenegro (June 2022). These reports will be sent in due course to the respective Governments.[1]

The CPT also heard oral reports on recent visits carried out in September 2022, and prepared future ad hoc visits and high-level talks. Other issues were examined, including the Government responses to previous visit reports.

Two exchanges of views were held during the plenary meeting with:

  • Jens Modvig (Dignity, Denmark – Former Chair of the UN Committee against Torture) on the Revised Istanbul Protocol: Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (2022 edition)
  • Tim Opgenhaffen (University of Leuven, Belgium) on the issue of restrictions of freedom of movement in residential care institutions.

[1] In accordance with Article 11, paragraph 2, of the CPT Convention, visit reports and related Government responses are published only at the request of the authorities (on a case-by-case basis or through an “automatic publication procedure”).

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