CPT

Anti-torture committee on Montenegro: Despite some progress, illtreatment remains a problem and must be addressed

Despite some overall improvement in the treatment of persons detained by the police in Montenegro, ill-treatment still appears widely spread and must be tackled through stricter recruitment, better training and improved oversight. In prisons, too, allegations of ill-treatment persist; the practices of fixation of inmates and locking up remand prisoners in their cells for 23 hours a day for months and years continue and must be stopped. In psychiatric hospitals visited, despite the generally positive atmosphere, chronic overcrowding and prolonged prescription of benzodiazepines to patients was observed. These are key finding of the new report published today by the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on its periodic visit to Montenegro, which took place from 9 to 16 October 2017, together with the response of the authorities.

https://rm.coe.int/1680925987

Norway should improve the situation for prisoners in solitary confinement.

Today the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published a report on a visit to Norway carried out in spring 2018. During its visit, the CPT examined the situation of persons deprived of their liberty in police establishments, prisons, the Trandum immigration detention centre, a psychiatric hospital and a nursing home.

https://rm.coe.int/1680909713

Executive Summary

https://rm.coe.int/1680909714

 

The Republic of Moldova should put an end to informal power structures among prisoners, says Council of Europe anti-torture committee

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 most recent visit to the Republic of Moldova from 5 to 11 June 2018. The purpose of the visit was to assess progress made in implementing the CPT’s previous recommendations concerning the situation in prisons, in particular as regards the phenomenon of an informal prison hierarchy and the related problem of inter-prisoner violence and intimidation as well as the conditions of detention of adult male prisoners.

https://rm.coe.int/16809022b9

 

Anti-torture Committee publishes report on periodic visit to Croatia focusing on police, prisons and psychiatry

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 periodic visit to Croatia, which took place from 14 to 22 March 2017, together with the response of the authorities.

https://rm.coe.int/16808e2a0e

https://rm.coe.int/16808e2a0f 

https://rm.coe.int/16808e2a10

 

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Poland

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) publishes today the report on its most recent visit to Poland from 11 to 22 May 2017, together with the response of the Polish authorities.

https://rm.coe.int/16808c7a91

Respuesta:

https://rm.coe.int/16808c7a92

 

Azerbaijan: torture, impunity and corruption highlighted in new anti-torture committee publications

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today reports on six of its visits to Azerbaijan – in 2004, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – together with the responses of the Azerbaijani Government. This means that all of the CPT’s reports on its visits to Azerbaijan are now public.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/cpt/-/azerbaijan-torture-impunity-and-corruption-highlighted-in-new-anti-torture-committee-publications

 

Anti-torture Committee publishes critical report on police ill-treatment in Serbia and the outdated treatment of remand prisoners

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 ad hoc visit to Serbia, which took place from 31 May to 7 June 2017, together with the response of the Serbian Government.

Report: https://rm.coe.int/16808b5ee7

Executive summary: https://rm.coe.int/16808b5ee6

Response: https://rm.coe.int/16808b5eea

 

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes response of the Belgian authorities

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the response of the Belgian authorities to the report on the CPT’s March/April 2017 visit to Belgium. The response provides information on the manner in which the Belgian authorities are implementing the recommendations made in the CPT’s report notably in relation to the treatment of prisoners, conditions of detention in prisons and the provision of care to psychiatric internees. In addition, it contains an update on the steps taken following the public statement issued by the Committee in 2017 and calling for the establishment of a minimum service in prison establishments guaranteeing prisoners’ basic rights, particularly during industrial action by prison staff. The response also provides information on the action taken by the Belgian authorities to address the CPT’s recommendations concerning the treatment of persons detained by the pólice.

https://rm.coe.int/16808b4f5a

 

 

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes preliminary observations after its visit to immigration detention and psychiatric establishments in Greece

The focus of the visit was two-fold: to look into the treatment, living conditions and safeguards offered to civil and forensic patients in psychiatric establishments; and to examine the situation of foreign nationals deprived of their liberty under aliens’ legislation.

https://rm.coe.int/16808afaf6