Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
3 April 2017
Committee against Torture
18 April-12 May 2017
Item 2 of the provisional agenda
Organizational and other matters
Tenth annual report of the Subcommittee on Prevention of
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
The tenth annual report of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other
Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment surveys the work undertaken by the
Subcommittee during 2016.
Following a brief introduction, in section II the Subcommittee provides an update on
developments relating to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture system,
including visits and the increase in States parties and in designated national preventive
mechanisms, and details concerning the operation of the Special Fund established under the
In section III, the Subcommittee highlights areas of cooperation between the
Subcommittee and other international and regional bodies and civil society, and
summarizes the work that they have undertaken together.
In section IV, the Subcommittee provides substantive information concerning
developments in its working practices, including preliminary thoughts on a range of
substantive and procedural issues.
In section V, the Subcommittee reflects on the year under review, on the compliance
of States parties with their obligations under article 17 of the Optional Protocol and on its
plan of work.
Reissued for technical reasons on 27 April 2017; previously issued under CAT/60/3.