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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Luxembourg


Strasbourg, 28.10.2010 - The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published today the report on its periodic visit to Luxembourg in April 2009, together with the Luxembourg Government's response. These documents have been made public at the request of the Luxembourg authorities.

During the 2009 visit, the CPTĺs delegation reviewed the measures taken by the Luxembourg authorities to implement recommendations made by the Committee after its previous visits. It focused in particular on the safeguards afforded to persons deprived of their liberty by the police, and the situation at Luxembourg Prison and the State Socio-Educational Centre at Dreiborn. In addition, the delegation visited the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital at Ettelbruck, where it paid particular attention to the living conditions and treatment of patients placed in closed units for minors and adults. The legal safeguards in the context of the procedure for involuntary placement of mentally ill persons were also examined.

In their response, the Luxembourg authorities make reference to various measures being taken to improve the situation in the light of the recommendations made by the CPT.

The CPT's visit report and the Luxembourg authorities' response are available on the Committee's website: www.cpt.coe.int


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