Strasbourg, 26.2.2008 - The Council of Europe's Committee for the prevention
of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (CPT) has today
published the report on its visit to San
Marino from 8 to 11 February 2005, together with the San Marino Government's
response. These documents have been made
public with the agreement of the San Marino authorities.
During the visit, the delegation followed up the recommendations made by the CPT after the visits in 1992 and 1999, in particular, as regards the conditions of detention at San Marino Prison and the safeguards offered to persons detained by law enforcement agencies. Further, it examined in detail the procedures for involuntary hospitalisation and “obligatory medical treatment” (TSO) of psychiatric patients. For the first time in San Marino, the delegation also visited two homes for the elderly. In their response, the San Marino authorities provided information on the steps being taken to address the issues raised by the CPT.
The CPT’s visit report and the response of the San Marino authorities are available on the Committee's Website: http://www.cpt.coe.int