United Nations

CAT/OP/MEX/1/Add.1
Distr.: General

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

31 October 2011
English
Original: Spanish

Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
Replies of Mexico to the recommendations and requests for information made by the
Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment in its report on its first periodic visit to Mexico (CAT/OP/MEX/1) * , ** , ***

Contents
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I.Background1–163
A.Visit of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture1–63
B.Report of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture on its visit to Mexico7–84
C.Establishment of working group to implement the recommendations of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, arising from its
visit to Mexico9–134
D.Structure and headings of the action plan14–165
II.Action plan for implementing the recommendations of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture17–5366
A.Specific objective 117–236
B.Specific objective 224–1407
C.Specific objective 3141–19528
D.Specific objective 4196–20139
E.Specific objective 5202–42440
F.Specific objective 6425–52973
G.Specific objective 7530–53698

I.Background
A.Visit of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
1.From 27 August to 12 September 2008, the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited Mexico pursuant to articles 1 and 11
of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
2.The delegation of the Subcommittee was composed of six members, three members of its secretariat, two interpreters and an
official of the Mexico Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
3.During its mission to Mexico, the Subcommittee visited a total of 17 detention centres and six state prisons, located in the
Federal District and the states of Mexico, Jalisco, Nuevo León and Oaxaca.
4.The facilities visited include:
12 police stations and judicial agencies with detention facilities;
One military prison;
Two centres for juvenile offenders and
Two psychiatric hospitals.
5.These facilities are located in:

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