Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Organization type
UN
Main activity
Reporting/monitoring
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The United Nations Commission on Human Rights, in resolution 1985/33, decided to appoint an expert, a special rapporteur, to examine questions relevant to torture. The mandate was extemded for 3 years by Human Rights Council resolution 8/8 in June 2008. It covers all countries, irrespective of whether a State has ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

 

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geographical scope of work/action

International

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