28 February 2019
Human Rights Council
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
Visit to Argentina
Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman
or degrading treatment or punishment*, **
During his country visit to Argentina from 9 to 20 April 2018, the Special Rapporteur
was given access to locations of deprivation of liberty throughout the country and was able
to conduct confidential interviews with detainees of his choosing, for which he expresses his
appreciation to the Government of Argentina. In his recommendations, he appeals for a
comprehensive reform of the administration of the justice system with a view to moving
away from the current focus on punitive retribution and towards the rehabilitation and
reintegration of offenders.
* The summary of the report is being circulated in all official languages. The report itself, which is
annexed to the summary, is being circulated in the language of submission and Spanish only.
** The present report was submitted after the deadline so as to include the most recent information.