E/CN.4/2001/66/Add.2 page 5 Dr. Mauro Ribeiro Lopes; the corregedor for the military police, Mr. José Antonio de Moraes; the corregedor for the civil police, Mr. José Antonio Borges; the General Commander of the Military Police, Colonel Mauro Lucio Gontijo; the Under-Secretary for Human Rights; Dr. José Francisco da Silva. In Recife (State of Pernambuco), he held meetings with: the Governor, Mr. Jarbas de Andrade Vasconcelos; the State Secretary for Justice, Mr. Humberto Vieira de Melo; the Director of the Penitentiary System, Mr. Geraldo Severiano da Silva; the Director of the Foundation for the Support of Children and Adolescents (FUNDAC), Mr. Ivan Porto; the State Secretary for Social Defence, Mr. Iran Pereira dos Santos; the Head of the Civil Police and corregedor for the military and civil police, Mr. Francisco Edilson de Sé; the ouvidor for the military and civil police, Mr. Sueldo Cavalcanti Melo; the President of the Tribunal of Justice, Mr. Nildo Nery dos Santos; the Prosecutor General, Mr. Romero Andrade. In Belém (State of Pará), he held meeting with: the President of the Tribunal of Justice/Chief Justice, Mr. José Alberto Soares Maia; the Attorney General, Mr. Geraldo Rocha; the State Secretary for Justice, Ms. Maria de Lourdes Silva da Silveira; the State Secretary for Public Security, Mr. Paulo Sette Cámara; the Superintendent of the Penitentiary System, Mr. Albério Sabbá; the Head of the Civil Police, Mr. Lauriston Luna Gáes; the Head of the Military Police, Captain Jorgilson Smith; the ouvidor for the police, Ms. Rosa Rothe. In all states, he also met with members of the Human Rights Commission of the State Legislative Assembly. 4. The Special Rapporteur also met persons who themselves or whose relatives had allegedly been victims of torture or other forms of ill-treatment and received verbal and/or written information from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including the following: the Centre for the Study of Violence (Núcleo de Estudos da Violência), Global Justice Centre (Justiçia Global), Office for Judicial Assistance to Popular Organizations (GAJOP), National Human Rights Movement, Action of Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT), Tortura Nunca Mais, Prison Ministry (Pastoral Carceiraria), Prison Ministry for the Land (Comisão Pastoral de la Terra). Finally, he also met lawyers and public prosecutors, including public prosecutors in charge of juvenile offenders in São Paulo. 5. In all cities except Brasilia, the Special Rapporteur visited police lock-ups and pre-trial and juvenile detention centres as well as prisons. With respect to detention facilities, while it is not within the mandate of the Special Rapporteur to describe and analyse the conditions of detention exhaustively, as with his visits to other countries, he took the opportunity while in Brazil to visit a number of them, mainly to meet with people who could testify to the treatment they had received in places of detention before being transferred to a pre-trial detention centre or a prison. Nevertheless, prior to his visit, the Special Rapporteur had received information according to which the conditions of detention were torturous and therefore he could not ignore this issue. A description of the conditions in these various places of detention may be found in the first part of the present report. 6. The Special Rapporteur wishes to thank the Government of the federative republic of Brazil for having invited him. He also wishes to thank the Federal and State authorities for extending full cooperation during the mission, thus making his task much easier. He expresses his gratitude to the Resident Representative of the United Nations and his staff at the United Nations Development Programme for their logistic and other support.