The Scope 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 Scope of OPCAT

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This chapter examines how one can define ‘deprivation of liberty’ and places of detention within the context of OPCAT. It looks at the range of places which the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and national preventive mechanisms could visit and the implications this has for them. It also identifies a number of core issues which need further exploration such as the expertise required on visits and the standards used.

Keywords: detention; deprivation of liberty; ccope; visits; prevention; standards; expertise; OPCAT; Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture; national preventive mechanisms

Chapter.  11538 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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