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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

Status of ratification of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture

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Upcoming Events

Visit to Chile: 4 - 13 April 2016

Visit to Tunisia: 12 - 14 April 2016

Visit to Romania: 3 to 12 May 2016

Visit to Ukraine: 19 to 26 May 2016

20th session: 13 to 17 June 2016

SPT visit programme for 2016

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