Optional Protocol to the
Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
10 May 2019
English, French and Spanish only
Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel,
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Visit to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*
undertaken from 23 to 29 April 2017: observations and
recommendations addressed to the State party
Report of the Subcommittee**, ***
* Since 14 February 2019, “North Macedonia” has replaced “the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia” as the short name used in the United Nations.
** In accordance with article 16 (1) of the Optional Protocol, the present report was transmitted
confidentially to the State party on 10 January 2018. On 22 April 2019, the State party requested the
Subcommittee to publish the report, in accordance with article 16 (2) of the Optional Protocol.
*** The annexes to the present document are being circulated in the language of submission only.