The Committee against Torture is holding its 66th session from 23 April to 17 May 2019.

On the occasion of Germany's review at this session, FIACAT and ACAT Germany submitted a joint alternative report on the implementation of Article 11 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in Germany.

FIACAT and ACAT Germany thus wished to draw the attention of the experts of the Committee against Torture to a very specific issue, namely the lack of access to substitution treatment for opioid-dependent prisoners.

FIACAT and ACAT Germany therefore invite the Committee against Torture to recommend to Germany to:

  • Ensure that the care received in prison is equivalent to that outside prison and in particular that drug addict prisoners in all federal states have access to substitution treatment if necessary.