The Prevention of Torture in Europe

1997Association for the Prevention of Torture

The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and its practical arm, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) constitute a unique system on the international level. This Committee of independent experts can at any time go to any country which has ratified the convention and visit any places of detention, such as prisons, police stations or psychiatric hospitals. The CPT then establishes a report with its findings and concrete recommendations aimed at preventing the risks of torture and ill- treatment.

Key wordstorture

CategoryManuals and guidelines