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|Title:||United Nations, Special Rapporteur on Torture|
|Alternative Title(s):||United Nations, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment|
|Description:||By resolution 1985/33 (E/CN.4/RES/1985/33), the United Nations Commission on Human Rights appointed a special rapporteur, to examine questions relevant to torture. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur covers all countries, irrespective of whether a State has ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The mandate comprises three main activities: transmitting urgent appeals to States with regard to individuals reported to be at risk of torture, as well as communications on past alleged cases of torture; undertaking fact-finding country visits; and submitting annual reports on activities, the mandate and methods of work to the Commission and the General Assembly.
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