New anti-torture report on Spain

Anti-torture experts want Spain to put an end to its “incommunicado detention regime,” to protect criminal suspects from the “intrinsic potential for ill-treatment” but national authorities claim the measure is needed “in the context of the fight against terrorism.”

Greece: Anti-torture committee criticises treatment of irregular migrants and continued detention of migrant children

The new report published today raises concerns over the situation in “hotspots” on the Aegean islands.

Belgium: Anti-torture unit issues prisoner warning over lack of minimum service levels during industrial action

A failure to provide minimum service levels during industrial action by Belgium’s prison staff, may lead to a large number of inmates suffering inhuman or degrading treatment, according to the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).

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.