Contents
Chapter

I.

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1 6 21

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States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other
Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment . . . . . . . . .

162

1

B.

Opening and duration of the sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

364

1

C.

Membership and attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

568

1

D.

Solemn declaration by the newly elected members
of the Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9

2

E.

Election of officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10

2

F.

Agendas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11 6 1

2

G.

Question of a draft optional protocol to
the Convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13 6 14

3

H.

Participation of Committee members in other meetings . . . . . . . . .

15 6 16

3

I.

Cooperation between the Committee, the Board of
Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for
the Victims of Torture, the Special Rapporteur of
the Commission on Human Rights on the question of
torture and the United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

17 6 18

4

Methods of work of the Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

19 6 21

4

Action by the General Assembly at its
fifty-fourth session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

22 6 25

4

Organizational and other matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A.

J.
II.

A.

B.

III.

IV.

Annual report submitted by the Committee
against Torture under article 24 of the Convention . . . . . . . . . . . . .

23

5

Effective implementation of international instruments
on human rights, including reporting obligations under
international instruments on human rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24 6 25

5

Submission of reports by States parties under
article 19 of the Convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26 6 33

5

Action taken by the Committee to ensure the submission
of reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26 6 33

5

Consideration of reports submitted by States
Parties under article 19 of the Convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

34 6 212

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