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UN Committee Against Torture publishes findings on Canada, Guatemala, Maldives, Netherlands, Peru, and Viet Nam

GENEVA (7 December, 2018) – The UN Committee Against Torture has published its findings on the rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Canada, Guatemala, Maldives, Netherlands, Peru, and Viet Nam.

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and also main matters of concern and recommendations.

The concluding observations are now available on-line on the session Web page.

The Committee Against Torture will next meet from 23 April to 17 May 2019 to review the following countries: Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Background

The Committee Against Torture monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which to date has 165 States parties. The Committee is made up of 10 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty.

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