Torture in Europe: The Law and Practice

This report builds on the presentations and discussions at the Europe Regional Experts Meeting, The Law and Practice on Torture in Europe, held in Berlin, Germany on 25-27 November 2011, as well as the information shared by expert participants in their responses to the questionnaire that informed the content and structure of the meeting. It provides a review of laws, practices and patterns of torture, examining the availability and effectiveness of safeguards, accountability mechanisms and avenues to obtain reparation for torture in the countries considered.