Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
26 March 2018
Committee against Torture
23 April–18 May 2018
Item 5 of the provisional agenda
Organizational and other matters
Eleventh annual report of the Subcommittee on Prevention of
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
In its eleventh annual report, the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other
Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment surveys the work undertaken
Following a brief introduction, in section II the SPT provides an update on
developments relating to the system of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, including visits,
the increase in States parties and in designated national preventive mechanisms, and details
concerning the operation of the Special Fund established under the Optional Protocol.
In section III, the SPT highlights areas of cooperation between the SPT and other
international and regional bodies and civil society, and summarizes the work that they have
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 13 April 2018.
** The present document was submitted after the deadline in order to reflect the most recent information.