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Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture

In recent years the Council of Europe's efforts to guarantee human rights have laid increasing emphasis on preventing violations. Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides that "No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment". This article inspired the drafting, in 1987, of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The Convention provides non-judicial preventive machinery to protect detainees. It is based on a system of visits by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT). The Secretariat of the CPT forms part of the Council of Europe's Directorate General of Human Rights. Website: www.cpt.coe.int/en/
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Report to the Latvian Government on the visit to Latvia carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 5 to 15 September 2011

27 August 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Responses of the Latvian Government to the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on its visit to Latvia from 5 to 15 September 2011

27 August 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Report to the Latvian Government on the visit to Latvia carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 5 to 15 September 2011

27 August 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Georgian Government to the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on its visit to Georgia from 19 to 23 November 2012

31 July 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Report to the Georgian Government on the visit to Georgia carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 19 to 23 November 2012

31 July 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Slovenian Government to the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on its visit to Slovenia from 31 January to 6 February 2012

19 July 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Report to the Slovenian Government on the visit to Slovenia carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 31 January to 6 February 2012

19 July 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Government of the United Kingdom to the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on its visit to the United Kingdom from 22 to 24 October 2012

18 July 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Report to the Government of the United Kingdom on the visit to the United Kingdom carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 22 to 24 October 2012

18 July 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Maltese Government to the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on its visit to Malta from 26 to 30 September 2011

4 July 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

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