Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits in 2018: Report cases of deprivation of liberty

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits in 2018: Report cases of deprivation of liberty
Two women taking notes while visiting an institution.

A CPT delegation at work. The delegations have unlimited access to places of deprivation of liberty

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) announced today its 2018 programme of periodic visits to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty. This includes psychiatric hospitals, social care homes and other types of institutions.
The countries the Committee will visit are:

 

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Czech Republic
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic

Everyone who has information on the deprivation of liberty in any of these countries can bring this to the Committee’s attention.

Inclusion Europe calls upon its members to report any such cases to the CPT, so they can be taken into account when planning the visits.

The CPT will also organise ad hoc visits in 2018 whenever it considers this is required by the circumstances.

In the past, the CPT carried out ten periodic visits per year. It has decided to reduce the number of periodic visits to eight for 2018, in order to increase its capacity to carry out ad hoc visits.

The CPT delegations have unlimited access to places of deprivation of liberty, and the right to move inside such places without restriction. They interview detained persons in private, and may enter into contact with anyone else who may be able to provide relevant information.

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