Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Publishes 7th Periodic Visit Report on Ireland

In a report on Ireland published today, (24.11.2020) the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) acknowledges the progress made in the treatment and living conditions of prisoners since 2014 while stating that considerable challenges remain. In particular, the CPT is critical of the care afforded to vulnerable prisoners, notably those with a mental illness. The … More Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Publishes 7th Periodic Visit Report on Ireland

Anti-Torture Committee Urges Moldova To End Persistent Inter-Prisoner Violence and Intimidation

The Republic of Moldova should take resolute action to put an end to inter-prisoner violence and intimidation largely linked to informal hierarchies in the country’s prisons, says the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) in a recently published report. In the report, based on a visit to the country from 28 January … More Anti-Torture Committee Urges Moldova To End Persistent Inter-Prisoner Violence and Intimidation

Revised European Prison Rules: New Guidance to Prison Services on Humane Treatment of Inmates

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a Recommendation which updates the 2006 European Prison Rules. The rules, which contain the key legal standards and principles related to prison management, staff and treatment of detainees and are a global reference in this field, guide the 47 Council of Europe member states in their legislation, policies and practices. The revision concerns the rules … More Revised European Prison Rules: New Guidance to Prison Services on Humane Treatment of Inmates

Council of Europe Consultancy Service Tenders – Closing Soon

Three Council of Europe consultancy services tenders are closing soon; 1. Consultancy services in the areas of management, rehabilitation and reintegration of violent and extremist prisoners in the Western Balkans region – Deadline for applications; 15th July 2019 2. Consultancy services in the areas of penitentiary, police, probation, psychiatric and social care institutions and project … More Council of Europe Consultancy Service Tenders – Closing Soon

Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Raises Concerns Over Allegations of Romania’s Prison Abuse

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its visit to Romania carried out from 7 to 19 February 2018, together with the response of the Romanian authorities. The report states that a considerable number of allegations of physical … More Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee Raises Concerns Over Allegations of Romania’s Prison Abuse