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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Kosovo*

Strasbourg, 06.10.2011 – The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) today published a report on its most recent visit to Kosovo (8 to 15 June 2010), together with the response of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Both documents have been made public at the request of UNMIK.

The aim of the visit was to review progress on the treatment and conditions of detention of prisoners and other detainees, following recommendations made after the Committee’s first visit in 2007. The delegation visited Dubrava Prison, several pre-trial detention centres and various police stations. It also examined the situation of persons deprived of their liberty in psychiatric and social welfare establishments.

In its response, UNMIK outlines measures taken by the relevant authorities to implement the recommendations made by the Committee. The report and UNMIK’s response are available at:

* All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.


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