Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Austria

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Austria

 A delegation of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out a periodic visit to Austria from 22 September to 1 October 2014.

the situation of juvenile prisoners and inmates subjected to court-ordered forensic placement (Massnahmenvollzug). In addition, it carried out a targeted visit to a psychiatric hospital in order to examine the use of means of restraint (freiheitsbeschränkende Massnahmen).