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Title: Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Alternative Title(s): Torture Convention
Available From: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cat.htm
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/h2catoc.htm
Conclusion Date: 1984-12-10
Entry Into Force Date: 1987-06-26
Description: The Torture Convention is one of the primary UN human rights instruments. This treaty codified the process to combat torture and established the monitoring body, the Committee Against Torture (CAT). The Committee ensures that the Convention is observed and implemented.
The version of the instrument available from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights web site also provides access to ratification information, declarations and reservations, and a link to the monitoring body. The document is also available in PDF.
Legal Citation: GA res. 39/46, annex, 39 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 51) at 197, UN Doc. A/39/51 (1984); 1465 UNTS 85
Amended By: Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
EISIL Categories: Home > International Dispute Settlement > Human Rights > United Nations Human Rights Bodies
Home > International Human Rights > Protection from Torture, Ill-Treatment, & Disappearance
Keywords: torture
Language(s): English
French
Spanish
Document Creator: UN High Commissioner for Human RIghts
Site Administrator: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
InfoDesk@ohchr.org


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