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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, August 2014

Status of ratification of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture

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See the map on ratifications (PDF) of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Upcoming Events

25th session: 16-20 February 2015

26th session: 15-19 June 2015

27th session: 16-20 November 2015

24th session: 17-21 November 2014

5th meeting of State parties - Elections 2014

SPT visit to Togo: 1-10 December 2014

SPT follow-up visit to the Maldives 8 -11 December 2014

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

Recent Events and Developments

Statement of the SPT Chairperson to the UNGA 2014

SPT NPM advisory visit to Malta: 6-9 October 2014

SPT suspends its visit to Azerbaijan

SPT concludes its NPM Advisory visit to Ecuador

23rd session: 2-6 June 2014

SPT visit to Nicaragua, 7-16 May 2014
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Programme of Field Visits for 2014

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