26th GENERAL REPORT
OF THE CPT
The CPT carries out visits to places of detention,
in order to assess how persons deprived of their
liberty are treated. These places include prisons,
juvenile detention centres, police stations,
holding centres for immigration detainees,
psychiatric hospitals, social care homes, etc.
26th GENERAL REPORT OF THE CPT
After each visit, the CPT sends a detailed report to
the State concerned. This report includes the CPT’s
findings, and its recommendations, comments and
requests for information. The CPT also requests a
detailed response to the issues raised in its report.
These reports and responses form part of the
ongoing dialogue with the States concerned.
for the Prevention of Torture
and Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment
The CPT is required to draw up every year
a general report on its activities, which is
published. This 26th General Report, as well as
previous general reports and other information
about the work of the CPT, may be obtained
from the Committee’s Secretariat or from
its website (http://www.cpt.coe.int/).
The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading
human rights organisation. It comprises 47 member
states, 28 of which are members of the European
Union. All Council of Europe member states have
signed up to the European Convention on Human
Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights,
democracy and the rule of law. The European Court
of Human Rights oversees the implementation
of the Convention in the member states.
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