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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Romania

A delegation of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out a periodic visit to Romania from 7 to 19 February 2018. It was the Committee’s eleventh visit to the country.

The visit was an opportunity for the CPT’s delegation to review the measures taken by the Romanian authorities to implement the recommendations made by the Committee after its 2014 visit. To this end, the main objective of the visit was to examine the treatment and conditions of detention in five prison establishments, with a particular focus on the situation of persons held in the maximum security, closed and pre-trial regimes. The delegation visited ten arrest detention centres and looked into the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty by the police, including as regards the safeguards afforded to them. Further, the delegation also examined the effectiveness of several investigations into allegations of ill-treatment by law enforcement officials and penitentiary staff.

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