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Subject of reportYear, mechanismDocument symbol, links
Current issues and good practices in prison management2024,
55th session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/55/52 (Advanced Edited Version)
Annex I – notable activities of the Special Rapporteur 2022-2023
Thematic study on the global trade in weapons, equipment and devices used by law enforcement and other public authorities that are capable of inflicting torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment2023,
78th session of the General Assembly
A/78/324
Good practices in national criminalization, investigation, prosecution and sentencing for offences of torture2023,
52nd session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/52/30
Vision report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Alice Jill Edwards2022,
77th session of the General Assembly
A/77/502
Impact of thematic reports2022,
49th session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/49/50
Accountability for torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment2021,
76th session of the
General Assembly
A/76/168
Effectiveness of States’ responses and follow-up to communications and visit requests2021,
46th session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/46/26 and A/HRC/46/26/Corr.1
Biopsychosocial factors conducive to torture2020,
75th session of the General Assembly
A/75/179
Psychological torture2020,
43rd session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/43/49
Relevance of the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment to the context of domestic violence2019,
74th session of the General Assembly
A/74/148
Corruption-related torture and ill-treatment2019,
40th session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/40/59
Seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights2018,
73rd session of the General Assembly
A/73/207
Migration-related torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment2018,
37th session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/37/50
Extra-custodial use of force and the prohibition of torture2017,
72nd session of the General Assembly
A/72/178
Thematic priorities of the Special Rapporteur: Nils Melzer2017,
34th session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/34/54
Universal protocol for interviews2016,
71st session of the General Assembly
A/71/298
Gender perspectives2016,
31st session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/31/57
The extraterritorial application of the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment2015,
70th session of the General Assembly
A/70/303
Torture and ill-treatment of children deprived of their liberty2015,
28th session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/28/68
Role of forensic and medical sciences in the investigation and prevention of torture and other ill-treatment2014,
69th session of the General Assembly
A/69/387
Use of information tainted by torture and the exclusionary rule2014,
25th session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/25/60
Review of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Nelson Mandela Rules)2013,
68th session of the General Assembly
A/68/295
Torture and ill-treatment in healthcare settings2013,
22nd session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/22/53
The death penalty and the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment2012,
67th session of the General Assembly
A/67/279
Commissions of inquiry into torture and other forms of ill-treatment2012,
19th session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/19/61
Solitary confinement2011,
66th session of the General Assembly
A/66/268
Thematic priorities and methodology of work of the Special Rapporteur: Juan Mendez2011,
16th session of the Human Rights Council
A/HRC/16/52

Communications reports of the Special Rapporteur (2011 to 2017)

The following reports contain a summary of information, including individual cases, transmitted to Governments, and replies received by the Special Rapporteur.

Previous annual thematic and activities reports (2010 and prior)

Year

Document Symbol

Presented

Thematic Focus

2010A/65/27365th session of the General AssemblyImpunity as a root cause of the prevalence of torture;
Role of rehabilitation centres for victims of torture;
Role of national preventive mechanisms.
A/HRC/13/39
A/HRC/13/39/Add.5
13th session of the Human Rights CouncilThe mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture and State cooperation;
Definition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and the distinction between them; and
Non-refoulement.
Study on the phenomena of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in the world, including an assessment of conditions of detention.
2009A/64/21564th session of the General AssemblyConditions of detention,
Children in detention.
A/HRC/10/4410th session of the Human Rights CouncilThe death penalty,
Applying a human rights-based approach to drug policies.
2008A/63/17563rd session of the General AssemblyProtecting persons with disabilities from torture,
Solitary confinement.
A/HRC/7/37th session of the Human Rights CouncilStrengthening the protection of women from torture.
2007A/62/22162nd session of the General AssemblyThe role of forensic expertise in combating impunity for torture,
Avoiding the deprivation of liberty as a means of preventing torture.
A/HRC/4/334th session of the Human Rights CouncilThe obligation of States parties to establish universal jurisdiction according to the principle aut dedere aut iudicare,
Cooperation with regional organizations,
The right of victims of torture to remedy and reparation.
2006A/61/25961st session of the General AssemblyThe principle of the non-admissibility of evidence extracted by torture,
Entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture.
E/CN.4/2006/662nd session of the Commission on Human RightsDiplomatic assurances,
Distinction between torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
2005A/60/31660th session of the General AssemblyCorporal punishment,
Non-refoulement and diplomatic assurances.
E/CN.4/2005/6261st session of the Commission on Human RightsStudy on the situation of trade and production of equipment which is specifically designed to inflict torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, its origin, destination and forms.
2004A/59/32459th session of the General AssemblyThe absolute and non-derogable prohibition of torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,
The principle of non-refoulement,
The impact of torture on victims.
E/CN.4/2004/5660th session of the Commission on Human RightsGuarantees for individuals deprived of their liberty,
HIV/AIDS and torture,
The situation of trade and production of equipment which is specifically designed to inflict torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, its origin, destination and forms.
2003A/58/12058th session of the General AssemblyThe prohibition of torture and other forms of ill-treatment in the context of anti-terrorism measures,
Study on the situation of trade in and production of equipment that is specifically designed to inflict torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment,
Reparation for victims of torture,
The prevention of torture and other forms of ill-treatment in psychiatric institutions.
E/CN.4/2003/68
E/CN.4/2003/69
59th session of the Commission on Human RightsMethods of work
Study on the situation of trade in and production of equipment which is specifically designed to inflict torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, its origin, destination and forms.
2002A/57/17357th session of the General AssemblyThe prohibition of torture and other forms of ill-treatment in the context of antiterrorism measures.
International and national mechanisms for visits to places of deprivation of liberty.
Corporal punishment of children.
E/CN.4/2002/137
E/CN.4/2002/76
58th session of the Commission on Human RightsInitial report of Mr. Theo van Boven – Methods of work
Final report of Sir Nigel Rodley – Methods of work, general recommendations.
2001A/56/15656th session of the General AssemblyIssues of concern: intimidation, enforced disappearance, discrimination, impunity and transparency.
E/CN.4/2001/6657th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
2000A/55/29055th session of the General AssemblyIssues of concern: Gender, children, human rights defenders, reparation of victims, torture and poverty.
E/CN.4/2000/956th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1999A/54/42654th session of the General AssemblyThe first written report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on torture to the General Assembly pursuant to GA resolution 53/139 and resolution 1999/32 of the Commission on Human Rights. It provides an overview of the mandate, its methods of work, the main issues of concern, and recommendations.
E/CN.4/1999/6155th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1998E/CN.4/1998/3854th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1997E/CN.4/1997/753rd session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1996E/CN.4/1996/3552nd session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1995E/CN.4/1995/3451st session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1994E/CN.4/1994/3150th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1993E/CN.4/1993/2649th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1992E/CN.4/1992/1748th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1991E/CN.4/1991/1747th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1990E/CN.A/1990/1746th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1989E/CN.4/1989/1545th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1988E/CN.4/1988/1744th session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report
1986E/CN.4/1986/1542nd session of the Commission on Human RightsActivities report

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