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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Preface .....................................................................................................................................................................3

I.

II.

III.

ACTIVITIES IN 1996 ..............................................................................................................................4
A.

Visits ..............................................................................................................................................4

B.

Meetings and follow-up of visits ..................................................................................................5

C.

Other questions...............................................................................................................................6

ORGANISATIONAL ISSUES ...............................................................................................................8
A.

The Convention and its Protocols .................................................................................................8

B.

CPT membership ..........................................................................................................................9

C.

Meeting the challenge of the widening circle of Parties to the Convention ................................9

FOREIGN NATIONALS DETAINED UNDER ALIENS LEGISLATION ..................................11
A.

Preliminary remarks.....................................................................................................................11

B.

Detention facilities .......................................................................................................................11

C.

Safeguards during detention ........................................................................................................13

D.

Risk of ill-treatment after expulsion ............................................................................................13

E.

Means of coercion in the context of expulsion procedures.........................................................14

APPENDIX 1: A.

APPENDIX 2:

Signatures and ratifications of the European Convention
for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment ..............................................................................................15
B.

Signatures and ratifications of Protocol No. 1 to the
European Convention for the Prevention of Torture
and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment .................................................17

C.

Signatures and ratifications of Protocol No. 2 to the
European Convention for the Prevention of Torture
and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment .................................................19

A. Members of the CPT listed in order of precedence ......................................................21
B.

APPENDIX 3:

Secretariat of the CPT ...................................................................................................22

Places of detention visited by CPT delegations in 1996 .......................................................23

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