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Encyclopedia > Committee for the Prevention of Torture

Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) is the anti-torture committee of the Council of Europe. The word torture is commonly used to mean the infliction of pain to break the will of the victim(s). ... A committee is a (relatively) small group that can serve one of several functions: Governance: in organizations too large for all the members to participate in decisions affecting the organization as a whole, a committee (such as a Board of Directors) is given the power to make decisions. ... The Palais de lEurope in Strasbourg Council of Europe Flag: used by the Council of Europe The Council of Europe (French: , German: ) is an international organization of 46 member states in the European region (with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Georgia and Cyprus also extending into Southwest Asia and Russia into...


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