Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment / Annuaire de la convention europeenne pour la prevention de la torture et des peines ou traitements inhumain ou degradants

The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment entered into force in February 1989 and all 47 member States are Parties to the Convention. It has already established itself as an important human rights instrument. Its approach is quite different from that of the European Convention on Human Rights. Whereas the ECHR provides a remedy for particular human rights violations after the event, the Convention for the Prevention of Torture seeks to prevent human rights violations, through a system of visits to places of detention. The Convention is intended to be an integrated part of the Council of Europe system for the protection of human rights, placing a proactive non-judicial mechanism alongside the reactive judicial mechanism established under the ECHR.
The Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture offers an essential annual overview, in English and French, of developments in relation to the Convention for the Prevention of Torture. It contains information on ratifications in the authentic English and French texts, details of the membership and activities of the Convention, as well as the annual General Report and reports to States and the State responses thereto. The ECPT's reports are published in the official English and/or French texts and State responses in the English and/or French versions submitted by the States concerned.

Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment is also available online.

Editorial Board

Editor:
David Harris, LLM, PhD, CMG
Emeritus Professor and Co-Director Human Rights Law Centre,
School of Law, University of Nottingham.

Assistant Editors:
Anne Lister, LLB, M.Phil, PhD, Senior Research Fellow,
Human Rights Law Centre, School of Law, University of Nottingham.
Ruth Brittle, LLB, LLM, Solicitor.

Associate Editor:
Patrick Müller, Diplom-Informationswirt (FH)
Research Information Strategies and media contacts
Secretariat of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

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