A/HRC/46/26/Add.1 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 28 December 2020 Original: English Human Rights Council Forty-sixth session 22 February–19 March 2021 Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Visit to Maldives Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Nils Melzer* Summary During his country visit to Maldives from 17 to 24 November 2019, the Special Rapporteur was given access to facilities of deprivation of liberty throughout the country and was able to conduct confidential interviews with detainees of his choosing, for which he expressed his appreciation to the Government of Maldives. In his recommendations, the Special Rapporteur urges the Government to reduce overincarceration, provide better conditions of detention and reinforce a zero-tolerance policy on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. * 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 only. GE.20-17779(E)

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