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The Committee against Torture (CAT) is the body of 10 independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by its States parties.

The Committee against Torture works to hold States accountable for human rights violations, systematically investigating reports of torture in order to stop and prevent this crime.

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States parties reporting

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All States parties must report on the measures they have adopted relating to the rights described in the Convention, and on the progress the State has made in upholding them.

Reporting guidelines
Calendar of country reviews & documentation deadlines
Country-specific information overview

View the database of progress reports by one or more of these criteria.

Contact information

Committee against Torture (CAT)
Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division (CTMD)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais Wilson - 52, rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)

Mailing address
8-14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneve 10, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 917 90 00
Fax: +41 22 917 90 08
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @UNTreatyBodies

For individual complaints
Petitions and Inquiries Section
Committee Against Torture
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Office at Geneva
8-14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneve 10, Switzerland
Email: [email protected]

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