UNITED
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Economic and Social
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E/CN.4/1998/38
24 December 1997
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COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Fifty-fourth session
Item 8 (a) of the provisional agenda
QUESTION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF ALL PERSONS SUBJECTED TO
ANY FORM OF DETENTION OR IMPRISONMENT, IN PARTICULAR:
TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT
OR PUNISHMENT
Report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Nigel S. Rodley, submitted
pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1997/38
CONTENTS
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MANDATE AND METHODS OF WORK

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ACTIVITIES OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR

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INFORMATION REVIEWED BY THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR
WITH RESPECT TO VARIOUS COUNTRIES
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Afghanistan
Albania
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Algeria
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Argentina
Armenia
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Austria
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Azerbaijan
Bahrain
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Bolivia
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Burundi
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Cameroon .

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