IRRC No. 268

How the International Committee of the Red Cross Helps to Combat torture: ICRC visits to persons deprived of their freedom in situations of internal disturbances and tension: aims and methods

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The International Committee of the Red Cross welcomes all attempts to strengthen the protection against torture of persons deprived of their freedom. It therefore welcomes the adoption of the European Convention for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, which should enable an effective system of control to be established for the prevention and elimination of such inhuman practices in the member countries of the Council of Europe that may have ratified the Convention.

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