OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE (OPCAT)
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PREVENTION OF TORTURE
SPT Follow-up visits
The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) may also undertake short follow-up visits.
Such follow-up visits may be carried out following an SPT country visits and provide the SPT with the opportunity to learn of developments and see how its recommendations have been implemented. During such visits the SPT will meet with the national authorities, the National Preventive Mechanism, representatives of civil society in additional to visiting places where persons are deprived of their liberty.
After the visit, a follow-up visit report is drawn up. The report is transmitted in confidence to the Government, and forms the basis of a dialogue between the SPT and the State concerned. The follow-up visit report will be made public should the State gives its permission.