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UNITED
NATIONS

Economic and Social
Council

Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/2002/137
26 February 2002
Original: ENGLISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Fifty-eighth session
Item 11 (a) of the provisional agenda

CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS INCLUDING THE
QUESTIONS OF TORTURE AND DETENTION

Report of the newly appointed Special Rapporteur
on torture, Mr. Theo van Boven

CONTENTS
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Introduction ...............................................................................................

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2

I.

MANDATE AND METHODS OF WORK................................

3 - 15

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II.

ACTIVITIES OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ...................

16 - 19

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Annex: Message by 17 independent experts of the Commission on Human
Rights on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 12 December 2001

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* The annex is reproduced in the original language only.

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