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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 Lithuanian Government on the visit to Lithuania carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)

1 February 2018 | 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 Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus from 9 to 11 February 2017

5 December 2017 | 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 Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 9 to 11 February 2017

5 December 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Report to the Spanish Government on the visit to Spain carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 27 September to 10 October 2016

16 November 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Spanish 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 Spain from 27 September to 10 October 2016

16 November 2017 | 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 16 to 23 June 2015

17 October 2017 | 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 16 to 23 June 2015

17 October 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Report to the Government of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" on the visit to "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 6 to 9 December 2016

12 October 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Government of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" 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 former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" from 6 to 9 December 2016

12 October 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

Response of the Greek Government to the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on its visits to Greece from 13 to 18 April and 19 to 25 July 2016

26 September 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the Prevention of Torture | Document type: Country Reports

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