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News on France (3)

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Summer University focused on monitoring of police detention
August 4, 2016
New members elected to the UN Committee against Torture
October 8, 2015

Resources

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Opinions and Recommendations of the French 'Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté' 2008 - 2014
February 12, 2015
OPCAT Global Forum 2011
November 23, 2012

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : November 11, 2008
OPCAT Ratification comment :

OPCAT ratification law n°0176 on 30 July 2008

UNCAT Ratification : February 18, 1986
SPT Member : Ms Catherine Paulet (2014-2018)
NPM Designated :

General Controller of Places of Deprivation of Liberty (Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté)

NPM Type :

New Specialised Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

General Controller law, n°2007-1545 of 30 October 2007 (French version)

General Controller law (English unofficial version) of 30 October 2007

Law n° 2014-528 of 26 May 2014 amending the General Controller Law (French version)

General Controller implementing decree n° 2008-246 of 12 March 2008

Decree nomination Jean-Marie Delarue of 13 June 2008

Information

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Population : 66 553 766
Area (sq km) : 643 801
Number of prisons : 188
Prison population : 66 678
Torture Laws compilation
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