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Publications - 2019 год

An overview of torture prevention systems in Russia, Lithuania, Sweden and Norway | 2019

This report is an overview of the independent mechanisms for the prevention of torture in Russia, Lithuania, Sweden and Norway. Lithuania, Sweden and Norway have similar systems of the prevention of torture as they have all ratified the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT) and established National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs). Russia has not signed the OPCAT and thus has not created NPMs. However, Russia established Public Oversight Commissions (POCs) in 2008, which have similar purposes and functions as NPMs and, at first glance, seem to be equivalent bodies to NPMs. Therefore, POCs will be analysed according to the same criteria as NPMs in this report.

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Practical Guide on monitoring places of detention  | 2019

It is a practical guide for monitoring places of detention to prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The guide is presented in the form of general questions and answers with examples of local practices in four countries: Russia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The guide is intended to be easy to use and cover the basics.

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