Articles related to prevention of torture


The UN Committee against Torture critical of Norway’s use of isolation

This year, the UN Committee against Torture criticised the Norwegian authorities for the way in which persons deprived of their liberty were treated. Among other things, the committee expressed concern about the extent of long-term isolation in prisons, which often occur because of a lack of resources. According to the committee, the use of solitary confinement of inmates with serious mental health conditions is violates human rights standards and should be abolished.