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OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE (OPCAT)
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PREVENTION OF TORTURE

Introduction


What is the SPT?

The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (“SPT”) is a new kind of treaty body in the United Nations human rights system. It has a preventive mandate focused on an innovative, sustained and proactive approach to the prevention of torture and ill treatment. The SPT started its work in February 2007.

More about the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture…



Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, January 2013

Status of ratification of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Tortur

Upcoming Events

SPT visit to Nicaragua: 7-16 May 2014

23rd session: 2-6 June 2014

24th session: 17-21 November 2014

Key UN group on prevention of torture announces countries to be visited in 2014

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