CAT/C/75
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CONTENTS
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PART ONE. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ......................................

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1 - 222

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I.

INTRODUCTION .................................................................

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II.

APPLICATION OF THE PROCEDURE ..............................

3 - 15

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III.

VISIT TO MEXICO FROM 23 AUGUST TO
TO 12 SEPTEMBER 2001 .....................................................

16 - 21

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A. Activities of the Committee members
during the visit ..................................................................

16 - 19

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B. General conditions in which the visit
took place .........................................................................

20 - 21

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CHARACTERISTICS AND FREQUENCY
OF CASES OF TORTURE ...................................................

22 - 165

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A. Testimony of alleged victims or their direct
relatives ............................................................................

23 - 46

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B. Public human rights bodies ..............................................

47 - 79

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C. Information from non-governmental
organizations ....................................................................

80 - 121

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D. Information from State and Federal governmental
authorities..........................................................................

122 - 136

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E. General observations ........................................................

137 - 165

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LEGAL MECHANISMS OFFERING PROTECTION
AGAINST TORTURE, AND HOW THEY
OPERATE ..............................................................................

166 - 217

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A. The prohibition of torture in Mexican
legislation .........................................................................

171 - 174

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B. The general rule requiring a court order before
detention, and exceptions to it .........................................

175 - 179

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C. Time limits on detention at police and Public
Prosecutor’s Office premises ...........................................

180 -184

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IV.

V.

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