CPT-visit to Portugal
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In a report on Portugal published November 2020, the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) once again urges the Portuguese authorities to take determined action to prevent police ill-treatment and ensure that cases of alleged ill-treatment are investigated effectively. It … Read More

Recommendation Rec(2006)2, The Prison Rules, updated
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R(2006)2 has been revised and is now called R(2006)2-rev: Recommendation Rec(2006)2-rev of the Committee of Ministers to member Stateson the European Prison Rules (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 January 2006at the 952nd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputiesand revised … Read More

UK prison system in deep crisis says anti-Torture Committee. Access to education is severely restricted.
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The CPT report from their visit in May 2019 at Juvenile detention: The situation had become increasingly insecure over recent years, and this reflected a general increase of violence recorded throughout the youth estate between 2016 and 2019. Assaults both … Read More

Criminal detention conditions in the European Union: rules and reality
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Myriad factors affect detention conditions. This report focuses on five core aspects: the size of cells; the amount of time detainees can spend outside of these cells, including outdoors; sanitary conditions, including from a privacy perspective; access to healthcare; and … Read More

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture visits 2020
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The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has announced its 2020 programme of periodic visits. The Committee intends to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the following … Read More

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