• European Committee for the prevention of torture-cases in Macedonia

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Monika Ashtalkoska is from Macedonia. She graduated from SEEU with a B.A in Law and recently received a Master of International Law degree. Her interest in international law stems from a strong desire to contribute to the prevention of torture and its corollaries, with a possible focus on improving current strategies and improve condition in prison)


This work aims to examine a selection of the standards identifiable in the published work of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment ("the CPT"), whether the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Justice have fulfilled recommendations of CPT and how the system works in Macedonia for persons deprived of liberty, if they have the minimum rights and standards.with an examination of the internationally recognized instruments for prevention of torture. Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the prohibition of torture has been universally understood to mean that “no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” (Article 5). The prohibition of torture is also complemented by the obligation of states? Of signatories? to prevent torture, recognized in the United Nations Convention against Torture and its Optional Protocol, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture (ECPT).

MATERIA: international law

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