Conclusion: Emerging Trends and the Future 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:
Conclusion: Emerging Trends and the Future of OPCAT

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This chapter attempts to identify a range of issues which are considered to be important for the future direction of OPCAT. These include the increase in membership of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, the type of expertise that is considered important, the need to consider OPCAT as part of a system of preventive visits, budgetary issues as well as the lessons that OPCAT has for other treaties.

Keywords: expertise; standards; OPCAT; Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture; treaties; preventive visits

Chapter.  5247 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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