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Anti-torture Committee publishes report on Ukraine

14/11/2012

Le Comité anti-torture publie un rapport sur l’Ukraine
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Strasbourg, 14.11.2012 - 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 most recent visit to Ukraine, in November/December 2011, together with the response of the Ukrainian authorities. The main objective of the visit was to examine the treatment of persons detained by the police.
Numerous persons interviewed by the CPT’s delegation, including women and juveniles, alleged that they had been subjected to physical ill-treatment at the time of arrest or during subsequent questioning by police officers.

In their response, the Ukrainian authorities provide information on steps taken or envisaged to implement the CPT’s recommendations. In particular, they state that the rights of persons in police custody have been reinforced with the adoption of the new Code of Criminal Procedure in April 2012.

The visit report and the response have been made public at the request of the Ukrainian authorities

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