Drafting OPCAT—Towards Deadlock: 1991–2000

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:
Drafting OPCAT—Towards Deadlock: 1991–2000

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This chapter examines the next phase in the background to the drafting of OPCAT. It considers various proposals put forward to get past the deadlock on agreement by states to the idea of an international visiting body. It looks in detail at the working groups' discussions over the content of the OPCAT and the idea of national visiting bodies being introduced as a way to deal with the impasse.

Keywords: national visiting bodies; compromise; drafting; visiting; detention; prevention; OPCAT

Chapter.  10260 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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