The Role of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT)

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 Role of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT)

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This chapter looks in detail at the role of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, the international visiting body. It outlines its membership and recent increase in membership and the implications this has for its operation. It looks at its mandate, outlining where it has visited so far and how it has dealt with the issue of national preventive mechanisms.

Keywords: Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture; visits; prevention; national preventive mechanisms; international; national

Chapter.  13757 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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