The memories of Jean-Pierre Restellini, this Swiss doctor who tracked torture in prisons

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He has things to say about the prison world and its worst abuses. Both doctor and lawyer, Jean-Pierre Restellini, who was in charge of the penitentiary medicine division of Geneva, expert within the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) and President of the Swiss National Commission of the same name (CNPT ), took up a pen to recount his many missions. These logbooks, written during the forced rest of the pandemic, reveal the darker side of deprivation of liberty, but also the usefulness of this prison inspection work. A task that this adventurer of detainees’ rights has not abandoned since he now works within the Center for the Governance of the Security Sector, an international foundation based in Geneva with the mission of defining good practices and providing its support. field support.

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