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|Title:||European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment|
|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|
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