The Origins and Background of OPCAT

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199602193
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729485 | DOI:
The Origins and Background of OPCAT

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This chapter outlines the background to the development of the text of OPCAT. It looks in particular at the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture as a precursor to OPCAT and the impact its operation had on the plans to develop the OPCAT.

Keywords: torture; European Convention on Prevention of Torture; drafting; prevention

Chapter.  12321 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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