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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 Origins and Background of OPCAT

The Origins and Background of OPCAT

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 The Origins and Background of OPCAT
Source:
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/9780199602193.003.0001

This chapter outlines the background to the development of the text of OPCAT. It looks in particular at the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture as a precursor to OPCAT and the impact its operation had on the plans to develop the OPCAT.

Keywords:   torture, European Convention on Prevention of Torture, drafting, prevention

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