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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.

MAIN FEATURES OF THE CPT .........................................................................................................4

II.

SOME BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE CPT's ACTIVITIES ..............................................6

III.

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PROCEDURAL AND ORGANISATIONAL
FRAMEWORK FOR THE PROPER CONDUCT OF VISITS ........................................................7
a)
b)

The Rules of Procedure .................................................................................................................7
Working methods...........................................................................................................................8
i)
ii)
iii)

c)
d)
e)
f)

Collegial direction of the CPT's work .............................................................................8
Ensuring the CPT's impartiality ......................................................................................9
Promoting the CPT's effectiveness ...............................................................................10

Common working tools ..............................................................................................................12
Training .......................................................................................................................................12
Relations with the Governments of Parties to the Convention ...................................................13
The establishment of working relations with
other international institutions .....................................................................................................13

IV.

THE EMPHASIS PLACED ON THE PREVENTIVE NATURE
OF THE CPT's FUNCTIONS ...............................................................................................................15

V.

VISITS .................................................................................................................................................... 17
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)

VI.

Countries visited .........................................................................................................................17
Visiting delegations .....................................................................................................................17
Length of visits ............................................................................................................................18
Places visited ...............................................................................................................................18
The scenario of a typical visit .....................................................................................................19
Co-operation of the States visited ...............................................................................................20
The CPT's reports to the States visited .......................................................................................20

SPECIFIC ISSUES .................................................................................................................................22
a)
b)

Legal problems concerning the interpretation of the Convention...............................................22
Relations with the media .............................................................................................................22

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