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The Special Fund of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture
The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT), in order to strengthen and facilitate the work of the Special Fund established by Article 26 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT), decides to establish a Working Group composed of up to five of its members, representing all Regional Teams and the Bureau of the SPT.
The OPCAT Special Fund Working Group works under the guidance and within the framework of the SPT. Its mandate is to support and advise on the strategic directions of the OPCAT Special Fund and in the selection and impact assessment of projects, and to contribute to the fundraising for the OPCAT Special Fund.
The OHCHR Grants Committee will continue, with a leaner procedure, to be accountable and to ensure coherence with OHCHR's work as well as with the UN Rules and Regulations.
The Working Group will develop its Terms of Reference, including safeguards on independence and impartiality (conflict of interest) of its members in accordance with the Addis Ababa Guidelines (A/67/222), during its first meetings in June 2016.
Elements for the Terms of Reference may include the following: