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Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Country visits provide the Special Rapporteur with a firsthand account of the situation concerning torture, including institutional and legislative factors that contribute to such practices.
Visits are undertaken only at the invitation of a Government. However, the Special Rapporteur may solicit an invitation, based on factors such as the number, credibility and gravity of the allegations received, and the potential impact that the mission may have on the overall human rights situation.
Before a visit takes place, the Government is asked to provide the following guarantees to the Special Rapporteur and accompanying United Nations staff:
During the visit the Special Rapporteur meets with:
The conclusions and recommendations contained in the Special Rapporteur's mission report are intended to assist Governments in identifying factors which may contribute to torture, and provide practical solutions to implement international standards.