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General comments and recommendations

CAT/C/GC/4: General comment No. 4 (2017) on the implementation of article 3 of the Convention in the context of article 22


04 September 2018

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Torture and inhuman treatment

Committee against Torture

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Most of the communications received by the Committee refer to alleged violations by States parties of article 3 of the Convention.

This general comment provides guidance to States parties and the complainants and their representatives on the scope of article 3 and on how the Committee assesses the admissibility and the merits of the individual communications submitted to the Committee for its consideration.