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During the 20 years of its existence, the CPT (European Committee for the Prevention of Torture) has carried out some 270 visits to detention places in 47 European States. In its 19th General Report the CPT looks back over two decades of combating torture and ill-treatment in Europe. It discusses the achievements to date - the concrete improvements brought about and the standards developed - as well as the challenges which lie ahead.The report gives a detailed snapshot of the CPT's activities over the last twelve months. Highlights from recently published visit reports and government responses are also provided; they offer an insight into some of the major issues with which the Committee is confronted during its work and the approaches of States to address them. A specific section describes the safeguards that should be offered to irregular migrants deprived of their liberty, with a special emphasis on the situation of children.The report will be of interest to all those who are concerned by the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty, whether in prisons, juvenile detention centres, police stations, holding centres for immigration detainees, psychiatric hospitals, social welfare institutions or any other institution.

20 years of the CPT

Activities during the period 1 August 2008 to 31 July 2009

Visits
Periodic visits
Ad hoc visits
High-level talks and contacts
Level of co-operation received by the CPT
Plenary meetings and activities of subgroups
Contacts with other bodies
Publications

Publication highlights
Report on the ad hoc visit to Albania in June 2008
Report on the ad hoc visit to the Czech Republic in March/April 2008 and response of the Czech authorities
Report on the periodic visit to Finland in April 2008 and response of the Finnish authorities
Report on the ad hoc visit to Greece in September 2008 and response of the Greek authorities
Report on the periodic visit to Moldova in September 2007 and response of the Moldovan authorities
Reports on the ad hoc visits to "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" in October 2007 and July 2008 and responses of the national authorities
Report on the visit to Kosovo in March 2007 and response of UNMIK

Safeguards for irregular migrants deprived of their liberty
Preliminary remarks
Deprivation of liberty of irregular migrants
Basic rights at the initial stages of deprivation of liberty
General safeguards during deprivation of liberty
Health-related safeguards
Three other important safeguards
Additional safeguards for children
Organisational matters
CPT membership
CPT secretariat

Appendices
1. The CPT's mandate and modus operandi
2. Signatures and ratifications of the Convention establishing the CPT
3. The CPT's field of operations
4. CPT members
5. CPT secretariat
6. Publication of CPT visit reports
7. Countries and places of detention visited by CPT delegations; 2008-2009
Periodic visits
Ad hoc visits

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