CAT/C/69/3

United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.: General
16 March 2020
Original: English

Committee against Torture
Sixty-ninth session
20 April–15 May 2020
Item 2 of the provisional agenda
Organizational and other matters

Thirteenth annual report of the Subcommittee on Prevention
of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment
Summary
In the present report, the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel,
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment describes the work it undertook in 2019.
Following a brief introduction, the Subcommittee provides an update on
developments relating to the system of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, including visits,
the increase in the number of State parties and in designated national preventive mechanisms,
and details concerning the operation of the Special Fund established under the Optional
Protocol.
In section III, it provides substantive information concerning developments in its
working practices and comments on any issues it has faced when undertaking its work during
the year under review.
In sections IV and V, the Subcommittee concludes the report by reflecting on future
challenges and describing its plan of work.
A statement adopted by the Subcommittee on 22 February 2019 at its thirty-seventh
session on the 2020 review is contained in an annex to the report.

GE.20-03979(E)

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