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Opinions and reports

The Contrôleur général can decide to make certain recommendations or opinions public. In that case, they are published in the Official Gazette and submitted to the Minister in charge, who follows up with his observations.

Moreover, the Contrôleur général shall submit an annual activity report to the President of the Republic and to Parliament and this report is published.

–> « Within his field of competence, the Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté shall issue opinions, make recommendations to the public authorities and propose to the Government any amendment to applicable legislative and regulatory provisions. After having informed the authorities responsible, he may publish these opinions, recommendations or proposals, as well as any observations made by these authorities. » (art. 10 Law of 30 October 2007)


Download the CGLPL’s minimum recommendations to Respect the Dignity and Fundamental Rights of People Deprived of Liberty


Download the annual report 2021

Download the annual report 2020

Download the annual report 2019

Download the annual report 2018

Download the annual report 2017

Download the annual report 2016

Download the annual report 2015

Download the annual report 2014

Download the annual report 2013

Download the annual report 2012


Download the report « Isolation and restraint in mental health institutions »  (May 2016)


Download the Opinion of 25 May 2021 on the treatment of transgender persons in places of deprivation of liberty

Download the Collection of opinions and recommandations of the Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté made public between 2008 and 2014

Download Urgent recommandations of 17 October 2013 concerning young offenders’ institutions in Hendaye (Pyrénées-Atlantique) and Pionsat (Puy-de-Dôme)

Download Opinion of 13 August 2013 concerning young children in prison and their imprisoned mothers

Download Opinion of 13 June 2013 on the possession of personal documents by prisoners and their access to documents that can be made available for discovery and inspection

Download Opinion of 17th January 2013 concerning unjustified stays in Units for Difficult Psychiatric Patients (UMD)

Download Urgent recommandations of 12 November 2012 concerning the Baumettes remand prison in Marseille

Download Opinion of 26th September 2012 concerning the implementation of the partial-release scheme

Download Opinion of  22 May 2012 concerning the number of prisoners

Download Urgent recommandations of 6 December 2011 concerning the Nouméa prison (New Caledonia)

Download Opinion of 14 October 2011 relating to the use of videoconferencing involving persons held in custody

Download Opinion of 20 June 2011 on prisoners’ access to information technology

Download Opinion of 17 June 2011 on the supervision of prison and security staff

Download Opinion of 24 March 2011 on the exercise of religion in places of deprivation of liberty

Download Opinion of 15 February 2011 on certain aspects of compulsory hospitalisation

Download Recommendations of 15 February 2011 concerning the psychiatric infirmary of the Paris police headquarters (IPPP)

Download Opinion of 10 January 2011 concerning the use of telephones by persons deprived of liberty

Download Recommendations of 1 December 2010 concerning young offenders’ institutions in Beauvais, Sainte-Gauburge, Fragny and the Hôpital-le-Grand

Download Opinion of 30 June 2010 on the care and management of transsexual prisoners

Download Recommendations of 30 June 2010 concerning the remand prison in Majicavo (Mayotte)

Download Opinion of 10 June 2010 concerning the protection of property of detained persons

Download Recommendations of 10 June 2010 concerning the Customs Service’s Brigades for Interior Surveillance (Brigades de Surveillance Intérieure, BSI) in Amiens (Somme) and Reims (Marne)

Download Recommendations of 23 February 2010 concerning the Mulhouse prison facility (Haut-Rhin)

Download Recommendations of 23 February 2010 concerning the Territorial Brigades of the Gendarmerie Nationale of Chambray-les-Tours (Indre-et-Loire), Ecole-Valentin (Doubs) and Migennes (Yonne)

Download Opinion of 21 October 2009 on detainees’ exercise of their right to correspondence

Download Recommendations of 15 October 2009 concerning the police station in Besançon (Doubs)

Download Recommendations of 18 June 2009 concerning the Esquirol hospital in Limoges (Haute-Vienne)

Download Recommendations of 30 April 2009 concerning the Nice remand prison

Download Recommendations of 3 April 2009 concerning the custody cell of the Court of first instance in Bobigny (Seine Saint Denis)

Download Recommendations of 17 November 2008 concerning the detention centre in Choisy-Le-Roi

The other opinions are in the process of being translated

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