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.

Hungary: Anti-torture committee critical of treatment and conditions of migrants and refugees

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) established that the majority of detained foreign nationals interviewed stated that they had been treated correctly by police and prison officers or armed guards. But its report also reveals that a “considerable number” of foreign nationals complained of ill treatment by police and discovered wanting conditions in some detention centres.

Anti-torture report on Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has failed to comply with “the bulk” of recommendations designed to improve the treatment of detained people, states a new report from the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).