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

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Rodney Morgan, Malcolm Evans, Malcolm David Evans
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Law - 294 pages
Prisoners are a uniquely vulnerable social group and protecting them from oppressive states has given rise to a complex web of standards generated by a variety of international mechanisms and processes. 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 selectedCouncil of Europe member states---Belgium, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom---to the application of those standards in CPT reports. This dual perspective provides a critical insight into the degree to which the development of international human rights law is havinga practical impact on the situation of prisoners.
 

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Contents

The CPT An Introduction
3
An Overview
31
The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture
85
CPT Standards within the Context of the Council
103
CPT and Other International Standards for the Prevention
137
Amnesty Internationals 12Point Programme for
167
The Validity and Impact of CPT Standards with Regard
181
The CPT in France
197
A Critical Review of the CPTs Visit to Hungary
207
The CPT in
221
The CPT and Turkey
235
The CPTs Visits to the United Kingdom
265
Table of Signatures and Ratifications as at 31
273
CPT Document Citation
285
Index
291
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Rod Morgan is Professor of Criminal Justice, Faculty of Law, University of Bristol.

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