The Committee considered the national report submitted by Italy on 21 october 2015. Introduction of the torture offense in the criminal code, establishment of an independent human rights institution, preventive measures against torture in the penitentiary system, repatriation of migrants are addressed in the Report. Following are updates on the training programs of police forces and other public security bodies, the detention of persons with mental disabilities and the overcrowding of prisons, especially following the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Torture Convention and the Torreggiani judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of 2012.
Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, II Section, 8 January 2013, Torreggiani and others v. Italy ; Law No. 195 of 9 November 2012, Ratification and implemention of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, done at New York on 18 December 2002; Law No. 110 of 14 July 2017, Introduction of the criminal offense of torture into the Italian legal order