Protecting Prisoners: The Standards of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Context

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Protecting Prisoners examines the most detailed and far-reaching set of custodial standards yet devised—those of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)—-and relates them to those of other European and United Nations bodies. The book also examines the reaction of selected Council of Europe member states—-Belgium, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom—-to the application of those standards in CPT reports.

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Overview

Protecting Prisoners examines the most detailed and far-reaching set of custodial standards yet devised—those of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)—-and relates them to those of other European and United Nations bodies. The book also examines the reaction of selected Council of Europe member states—-Belgium, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom—-to the application of those standards in CPT reports.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198298212
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Pages: 320
  • Lexile: 1780L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rod Morgan is Professor of Criminal Justice, Faculty of Law, University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

A Note on the Citation of CPT Documents
Abbreviations
About the Contributors
Pt. I The CPT 1
1 The CPT: An Introduction 3
2 CPT Standards: An Overview 31
Pt. II The International Context 83
3 The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and the European Convention on Human Rights 85
4 CPT Standards within the Context of the Council of Europe 103
5 CPT and Other International Standards for the Prevention of Torture 137
6 Amnesty International's 12-Point Programme for the Prevention of Torture: An Example of NGO Standard Setting 167
Pt. III The National Context 179
7 The Validity and Impact of CPT Standards with Regard to Belgium 181
8 The CPT in France 197
9 A Critical Review of the CPT's Visit to Hungary 207
10 Inspection and Quality Control: The CPT in The Netherlands 221
11 The CPT and Turkey 235
12 The CPT's Visits to the United Kingdom 265
App. 1 Table of Signatures and Ratifications (as at 31 December 1998) of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 273
App. 2 List of Visits and of Resulting Reports and Responses, 1990-1998 275
App. 3 CPT Document Citation 285
Index [s.n.]
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