Spain: Out of the shadows - Time to end incommunicado detention

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September 15, 2009

Spain: Out of the shadows - Time to end incommunicado detention

53 CAT/C/CR/29/3 23 December 2002 Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture SPAIN, para 14(b).

54 UN Doc: A/HRC/7/3/Add.2, paras 561 and 614.

55 See for example Report of Visit of the CPT to Spain from 12 to 19 December 2005, para 44 and Report of Visit of the CPT to Spain from from 22 July to 1 August 2003, para 24.

56 See Amnesty International's report Spain:Adding insult to injury: The effective impunity of police officers in cases of torture and other ill-treatment (AI Index EUR 41/006/007).

57 Europa Press, 18 April 2008, "El subcomité de la ONU para la prevención de la tortura dice que la prevención en las cárceles españolas es insuficiente".

58 B. Morentin, et al., A follow-up investigation on the quality of medical documents from examinations of Basque incommunicado detainees, Forensic Sci. Int. (2008), doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.10.002.

59 Human Rights Committee concluding observations on Democratic People's Republic of Korea 2001, UN Doc CCPR/CO/72/PRK, para 18.

60 Human Rights Committee concluding observations on India 1997, UN Doc CCPR/C/79/Add.81, para 23.

61 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment 2001, UN Doc A/56/156, para 39(f).

62 CPT Report 1994, para 60.

63 Ibid.