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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

Recent Events and Developments

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

SPT visit to Togo: 1-10 December 2014

Programme of Field Visits for 2015: 26 November 2014

24th session: 17-21 November 2014

Statement on the Obligations of States parties to the OPCAT to facilitate the visits of the SPT: 21 November 2014
E | F | R | A

5th meeting of State parties - Elections 2014: 23 October 2014

Statement of the SPT Chairperson to the UNGA 2014: 21 October 2014

SPT suspends its visit to Azerbaijan: 17 September 2014

SPT concludes its NPM Advisory visit to Ecuador: 4 September 2014

SPT visit to Nicaragua: 7-16 May 2014
E | S

Programme of Field Visits for 2014: 18 November 2013

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