Advance Unedited Version
26 February 2018
Human Rights Council
26 February–23 March 2018
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel,
inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Note by the Secretariat*
The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special
Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Nils Melzer,
prepared pursuant to Council resolution 34/19.
* The present document was submitted late to the conference services without the explanation required
under paragraph 8 of General Assembly resolution 53/208 B.