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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 Government of the Netherlands on the visit to the Netherlands carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 16 to 18 October 2013

5 February 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Government of the Netherlands 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 Netherlands from 16 to 18 October 2013

5 February 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Report to the Bulgarian Government on the visit to Bulgaria carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 24 March to 3 April 2014

29 January 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Bulgarian 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 Bulgaria from 24 March to 3 April 2014

29 January 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Report to the Armenian Government on the visit to Armenia carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 20 to 23 May 2014

27 January 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Armenian 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 Armenia from 20 to 23 May 2014

27 January 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Report to the Turkish Government on the visit to Turkey carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 9 to 21 June 2013

15 January 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Turkish 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 Turkey from 9 to 21 June 2013

15 January 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Preliminary observations made by the delegation of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) which visited Ukraine from 9 to 16 September 2014

13 January 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Rapport au Gouvernement de Saint-Marin relatif à la visite effectuée à Saint-Marin par le Comité européen pour la prévention de la torture et des peines ou traitements inhumains ou dégradants (CPT) du 29 janvier au 1er février 2013

11 December 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

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