Policy paper

International monitoring of places of detention

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) oversees the implementation of 2 international mechanisms aimed at monitoring places of detention.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Report to the government on the visit to the UK in Oct 2012 by the CPT

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Response of the government to the report of CPT on its visit to the UK in October 2012

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Details

MOJ oversees the implementation of 2 international mechanisms aimed at monitoring places of detention to prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Council of Europe - European Convention for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (ECPT)

Details on this instrument can be found on the Council of Europe’s website.

Information on the visits to the United Kingdom is also available on the Council of Europe’s website.

United Nations - Optional protocol to the convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (OPCAT)

Details on this instrument can be found on the United Nations website.

Published 27 January 2015