UNITED
NATIONS

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Distr.
GENERAL

Economic and Social
Council

E/CN.4/1998/38/Add.2
14 January 1998
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COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Fifty-fourth session
Item 8 (a) of the provisional agenda

QUESTION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF ALL PERSONS SUBJECTED TO ANY FORM OF
DETENTION OR IMPRISONMENT, IN PARTICULAR: TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL,
INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Nigel S. Rodley, submitted
pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1997/38
Addendum
Visit by the Special Rapporteur to Mexico

CONTENTS
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THE PROTECTION OF DETAINEES AGAINST TORTURE:
LEGISLATION AND PRACTICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

30 - 45

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TORTURE VICTIMS' RIGHT TO EFFECTIVE REMEDY . . . . .

46 - 70

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CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

71 - 88

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Selected cases submitted by non-governmental
organizations to the Special Rapporteur on the
question of torture for the years 1996-1997 . . . . . . . . .

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Introduction
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III.
IV.
Annex:

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THE PRACTICE OF TORTURE:

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SCOPE AND CONTEXT

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