The Role of NPMs

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 NPMs

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This chapter examines in detail the role of national preventive mechanisms (NPMs). It looks at various issues that have been challenging and important since the OPCAT came into force. These include the concept of independence, accountability and responsibilities of NPMs, expectations and expertise.

Keywords: national preventive mechanisms; national; visiting; prevention; independence; expertise; OPCAT

Chapter.  11889 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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