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Title: European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Available From: http://conventions.coe.int/treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=126&CM=8&DF=21/06/05&CL=ENG
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/euro/z34eurotort.html
Conclusion Date: 1987-11-26
Entry Into Force Date: 1989-02-01
Description: "The Convention provides for the setting up of an international committee empowered to visit all places where persons are deprived of their liberty by a public authority. The committee, composed of independent experts, may make recommendations and suggest improvements in order to strengthen, if necessary, the protection of persons visited from torture and from inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" (summary available from Council of Europe Treaty Office web site).
The web site provides access to the text of the treaty, chart of signatures and ratifications, declarations and reservations, a summary, and an explanatory report.
Legal Citation: ETS 126
Amended By: Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Protocol No. 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Protection from Torture, Ill-Treatment, & Disappearance
Home > International Human Rights > Regional Systems > European System
Keywords: European System
torture
Language(s): English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Document Creator: Council of Europe, Legal Affairs, Treaty Office
Treaty.Office@coe.int
Site Administrator: Council of Europe
webmaster@coe.int


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