United Kingdom: Anti-torture experts sound alarm over spiralling prison violence

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) expresses deep concern about “severe generalised violence” in a number of United Kingdom prisons and says that none of the jails visited by its delegation last year could be considered safe for prisoners or staff.

Anti-torture experts report on France

A new report from anti-torture experts urges France to tackle the problem of serious prison over-crowding and wants improvements in detention conditions.

Anti-torture experts publish fact sheet on immigration detention standards

During its visits to member states, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has found “shortcomings” in the way in which migrants are held.

Anti-torture experts: Italy and Spain should strengthen air deportation safeguards

Two reports from the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) publish its findings in respect of two return flights that it monitored: one from Rome to Lagos (Nigeria) on 17 December 2015 and the other from Madrid to Bogotá (Colombia) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) on 18 February 2016.

Belgium: New report highlights “intolerable” detention conditions during prison strike

In its report today, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) publishes its findings from a May 2016 visit to Huy, Ittre and Jamioulx prisons, as well as in the social defence establishment (EDS) in Paifve.