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Strengthening torture prevention mechanisms in Europe

Recommendation 1968 (2011)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
Assembly debate on 14 April 2011 (17th Sitting) (see Doc. 12551, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr Gardetto). Text adopted by the Assembly on 14 April 2011 (17th Sitting).
Thesaurus
1 The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1808 (2011) on strengthening torture prevention mechanisms in Europe and invites the Committee of Ministers to:
1.1 set in motion the process of amending the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (ETS No. 126) to permit:
1.1.1 the election by the Parliamentary Assembly of members of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT);
1.1.2 the automatic publication of the visit reports and of the comments of the parties concerned, providing the possibility for each party to request postponement of publication for up to six months after transmission;
1.2 place on its agenda and discuss as a matter of urgency any public statement adopted by the CPT under Article 10 of the convention, and to adopt a resolution on it as appropriate.
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