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.
Executive summary: https://rm.coe.int/16808b5ee6
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.
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.
The CPT has published today the report on its seventh periodic visit to Bulgaria, which took place from 25 September to 6 October 2017.Anti-torture committee says conditions in social care institutions could be described as inhuman and degrading; the situation in penitentiary establishments generally improved.
The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has published a report on its April 2016 visit to the high-security prison on the island of Imralı in Turkey, where Abdullah Öcalan and three other prisoners are being held.
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 Turkey, which took place from 16 to 23 June 2015, together with the response of the Turkish Government. Both documents have been made public at the request of the Turkish authorities.
https://rm.coe.int/pdf%20/168075ec0b (resumen ejecutivo)
The report recalls that since 2006 the CPT has repeatedly highlighted certain fundamental structural issues, such as a lack of policy on how to manage complex institutions, an inadequate system of reporting and supervision, and the poor management and performance of staff. The findings from the December 2016 visit demonstrate that little progress has been made to address these issues across the prison system. Moreover, at Idrizovo Prison, the provision of health-care remains totally inadequate and places prisoners lives at risk; the absence of any appropriate regime means prisoners have nothing constructive to do; and the conditions of detention in several parts of the prison could be considered as inhuman.