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A/HRC/55/52/Add.1: Visit to Ukraine - Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment - Advance unedited version

Published

15 February 2024

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A/HRC/55/52/Add.1

Focus

Ukraine

Summary

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Alice Jill Edwards, on her visit to Ukraine which took place from 4 to 10 September 2023. In the report, the Special Rapporteur focuses on the procedures and practices of investigation and prosecution of crimes of torture allegedly committed in the context of the full-scale armed attack by the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The report also reviews the treatment and conditions of detention of prisoners of war, individuals accused of war-related crimes or otherwise facing charges in connection with the conflict. The Special Rapporteur formulates recommendations to strengthen the investigation and prosecution of alleged cases of torture or ill-treatment, improve accountability and bring justice to victims and survivors.

Issued By:

Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Delivered To:

Human Rights Council, fifty-fifth session