The Contrôleur général assumes the position of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) under OPCAT. He or she makes sure that persons deprived of their liberty are treated humanely and with respect for the dignity inherent to any human being. In this framework, the Contrôleur général can visit at any time, all over France, every place where people are deprived of liberty. This includes, among others, custodial establishments, health institutions, premises of police custody, detention centres for undocumented migrants, closed educational centres, vehicles for the transport of people deprived of liberty, etc. This collection includes all public opinions, recommendations and urgent recommendations that were published in the Journal Officiel de la République Française during Mr Jean-Marie Delarue's mandate (2008-2014). As it was found that those opinions and recommendations could prove to be useful for other NPMs worldwide, the Contrôleur général, in cooperation with the international NGO Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), decided to translate them into English and Spanish, in order to make them accessible to a larger number of actors active for the prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. ISBN: 978-2-940337-71-2 APT Opinions and Recommendations of the French CGLPL - 2008-2014 Following the ratification by France of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT), adopted in 2002 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, the French Parliament passed a law to set up a Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté (CGLPL) and gave it the status of an independent public body. CGLPL EN Opinions and Recommendations of the French 'Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté' 2008 - 2014

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