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The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture$
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Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199602193

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.001.0001

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

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

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(p.90) 5 The Role of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT)
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The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture
Author(s):

Rachel Murray

Elina Steinerte

Malcolm Evans

Antenor Hallo de Wolf

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0005

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

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