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The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law$
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Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199693566

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.001.0001

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International Mechanisms against Torture and Other Ill-treatment

International Mechanisms against Torture and Other Ill-treatment

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(p.195) 5 International Mechanisms against Torture and Other Ill-treatment
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The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law
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Nigel Rodley

Matt Pollard

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.003.0006

This chapter investigates the mechanisms that have been or are being established with a view to securing international action to protect people from being tortured or ill-treated. It deals briefly with reviewing a number of developments of the mechanisms in the UN General Assembly, the UN Commission on Human Rights, and the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. It then describes the later developments that have involved major advances in the field: the provision for a Committee against Torture to be created under the Convention against Torture, and the establishment of a United Nations Voluntary Fund. In addition, it describes the context of ‘preventive’ mechanisms such as the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture.

Keywords:   torture, ill-treatment, UN General Assembly, UN Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Committee against Torture, United Nations Voluntary Fund, European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture

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