CAT/OP/BRA/2

Contents
Page

I.

Preliminary remarks................................................................................................

1–3

3

II.

Cooperation.............................................................................................................

4 – 10

3

III.

Priority issues..........................................................................................................

11 – 15

4

IV.

Implementation .......................................................................................................

16-25

5

A.

Complexity of Federal System .......................................................................

16 – 21

5

B.

Disconnect between law an practice...............................................................

22-25

6

National Preventive Mechanisms............................................................................

26-33

7

A.

NPM ...............................................................................................................

26-31

7

B.

Regional mechanisms .....................................................................................

32

8

C.

Other preventive policies and frameworks ....................................................

33

8

Torture and Ill-treatment .........................................................................................

34-62

8

A.

Allegations of Torture and Ill-treatment.........................................................

38-45

9

B.

Deaths in custody ...........................................................................................

46

10

C.

Reprisals .........................................................................................................

47-51

11

D.

Impunity .........................................................................................................

52-54

12

E.

Organised criminal groups and corruption .....................................................

55-62

12

Physical conditions in detention facilities...............................................................

63-69

13

A.

Police custody.................................................................................................

63-65

13

B.

Overcrowding and conditions in prisons ........................................................

66

14

C.

Material conditions in prisons .......................................................................

67

14

D.

Provision of healthcare ...................................................................................

68-69

14

VIII.

Safeguards...............................................................................................................

70

14

IX.

Other mechanisms and policies for preventing and combatting torture in Brazil ...

71

15

V.

VI.

VII.

2

Paragraphs

A.

Penitentiary system’s Master Plan..................................................................

72-73

15

B.

Community Councils......................................................................................

74-75

15

C.

Ombudsman’s Offices ....................................................................................

76

16

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