UNITED
NATIONS

CATOP
Distr.

Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment

GENERAL
CAT/OP/MDV/1
26 February 2009
Original: ENGLISH

SUBCOMMITTEE ON PREVENTION OF TORTURE

REPORT ON THE VISIT OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PREVENTIONOF TORTURE AND
OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT TO THE
MALDIVES* **
CONTENTS
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Preliminary remarks 1 - 54
Introduction 6 - 165
I.FORMAL SAFEGUARDS AGAINST ILL-TREATMENT 17 - 647
A.Legal Framework - primary legislation, regulationsand instructions/codes 18 - 337
B.Institutional Framework - systems for complaints,monitoring and legal aid assistance 34 - 6410
II.DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL PREVENTIVEMECHANISM 65 - 7215
A.Meeting with the National Preventive Mechanism 67 - 7015
B.Guidelines 71 - 7217
III.SITUATION OF PERSONS DEPRIVED OFTHEIR LIBERTY 73 - 25419
A.In police facilities 73 - 16619
B.In prisons 167 - 24336
C.Youth rehabilitation centres 244 - 25051
D.Drug rehabilitation centres 251 - 25452
IV.COOPERATION 255 - 26553
A.Facilitation of the visit 255 - 25653
B.Access 25753
C.Interviews in private 258 - 25953
D.Dialogue with and feedback/responses of the authorities 260 - 26553
CONTENTS ( continued )
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V.SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION 266 - 36054
A.Legal and institutional framework 266 - 27854
B.NPM 279 - 28056
C.Police 281 - 31856

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