Regional Trends towards Ratification and Implementation 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:
Regional Trends towards Ratification and Implementation of OPCAT

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Drawing upon the issues raised in the previous chapter, this chapter identifies a range of regional trends that have arisen from the course of interviews and events conducted by the authors. It examines some trends such as the rate of ratification in a particular region and reasons for states choosing to ratify or otherwise OPCAT. It also looks at the choice of national preventive mechanisms within particular regions.

Keywords: OPCAT; Africa; Europe; Americas; ratification; national preventive mechanisms

Chapter.  6448 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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