CAT/OP/PRT/1

Contents
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I.

Introduction ...................................................................................................................................

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II.

Implementation of the Optional Protocol: the national preventive mechanism ............................

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III.

Overarching issues ........................................................................................................................

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A.

Institutional framework.........................................................................................................

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B.

Complaints mechanisms .......................................................................................................

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Prevention of torture and ill-treatment ..........................................................................................

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A.

Police ....................................................................................................................................

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B.

Prisons ..................................................................................................................................

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C.

Psychiatric care .....................................................................................................................

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Police practice and procedure........................................................................................................

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A.

Fundamental safeguards during the initial stage of detention ...............................................

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B.

Material conditions of detention at police stations ...............................................................

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Prisons ...........................................................................................................................................

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A.

Material conditions of detention in prisons...........................................................................

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B.

Discipline ..............................................................................................................................

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Health care ....................................................................................................................................

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A.

Generic observations and concerns .......................................................................................

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B.

Medical screening and examination......................................................................................

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C.

Prisons ..................................................................................................................................

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D.

Forensic units ........................................................................................................................

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E.

Psychiatric units ....................................................................................................................

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Next steps ......................................................................................................................................

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I.

List of places of deprivation of liberty visited by the Subcommittee ............................................

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II

Places of deprivation of liberty visited jointly by the national preventive mechanism
and the Subcommittee ...................................................................................................................

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List of government officials and other persons with whom the Subcommittee met .....................

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VII.

VIII.
Annexes

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