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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Armenia


Strasbourg, 22.11.2016 – The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has today published a report on its fourth periodic visit to Armenia, which took place from 5 to 15 October 2015, together with the response of the Armenian Government. Both documents have been made public at the request of the Armenian authorities.

The main objective of the visit was to review the measures taken by the Armenian authorities in response to the recommendations made by the Committee after previous visits. Particular attention was paid to the safeguards against ill-treatment of persons in police custody and the material conditions, regime and health care service in prisons. The delegation also visited psychiatric establishments in order to examine the treatment and legal safeguards offered to patients admitted on an involuntary basis.

The main findings of the CPT are set out in the executive summary of the report.

In their response, the Armenian authorities provide detailed information on the steps being taken to address the issues raised by the CPT. The report and response are available in English on the CPT’s website: http://www.cpt.coe.int.


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