A/HRC/40/59

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
16 January 2019
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Fortieth session
25 February–22 March 2019
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment
Report of the Special Rapporteur*
Summary
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur examines the relationship between
corruption and torture or ill-treatment, outlines the predominant patterns of interaction
between the two phenomena as well as their systemic root causes, and offers
recommendations with a view to strengthening the protection against torture and illtreatment in contexts affected by corruption.

* Agreement was reached to publish the present report after the standard publication date owing to
circumstances beyond the submitter’s control.
GE.19-00675(E)

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