Law professor Lətif Hüseynov has been elected the new president of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).
Vladimir Ortakov a psychiatric consultant, from “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” has been elected as the Vice-President to Hüseynov, a professor of Public International Law at Baku State University in Azerbaijan.
Haritini Dipla, from Greece and Professor of International Law at the University of Athens, has been re-elected as the CPT’s 2nd Vice-President.
The CPT has unlimited access to all places of detention (including prisons and juvenile detention centres, police stations, holding centres for immigration detainees and psychiatric hospitals) in the 47 member States of the Council of Europe, to monitor how persons deprived of their liberty are treated.
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