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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

(p.1) 1 The Origins and Background of OPCAT
The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Rachel Murray

Elina Steinerte

Malcolm Evans

Antenor Hallo de Wolf

Oxford University Press

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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