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Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT)

OP to the Convention against Torture
- Status of ratification,
Reservations and declarations

Convention against torture
- Status of ratification, Reservations and declarations

The SPT and its work

SPT Regional Teams
Press releases
Concept of prevention of torture
Guidelines of the SPT in relation to visits to States parties
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SPT visits and follow-up
Outline of a regular SPT visit
Note on the SPT Advisory visits to NPMs
The SPT in brief
Factfile on the SPT
National preventive mechanisms
SPT annual reports
Rules of Procedure
E | F | R | S | A
OPCAT Contact Group
Secretariat contact details

OPCAT Special Fund

OPCAT Special Fund

Further information
Treaty bodies database
Universal Human Rights Index
Related UN Links

Committee against Torture Special Rapporteur on Torture
UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

External links

African Commission on Human and People's Rights
Amnesty International
APT OPCAT Database
Human Rights Implementation Centre of the University of Bristol
Inter-American Commission of Human Rights
Penal Reform International
Torture Reporting Book
Harm Reduction International

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The Subcommittee on Prevention convenes three times a year for sessions of one week duration at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

Press releases
27 November 2007
Sub-Committee on Prevention of Torture concludes Third Session and announces the second phase of visits
20 November 2007
Committee against Torture and Sub-Committee on Prevention of Torture hold first meeting in Geneva
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