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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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The CPT standards

8 March 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Thematic Reports

20 Years of Combating Torture: 19th General Report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) (1 August 2008-31 July 2009)

20 October 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Thematic Reports

Les normes du CPT. Chapitres des rapports généraux du CPT consacrés à des questions de fond

October 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Thematic Reports

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