A/HRC/46/26

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
22 January 2021
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

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment
Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman
or degrading treatment or punishment, Nils Melzer*
Summary
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment evaluates the effectiveness of the cooperation shown by
States in their responses and follow-up to official communications and country visit requests
transmitted by the Special Rapporteur, and recommends appropriate measures with a view
to strengthening the interaction of States with the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and
improving the compliance of States with their obligations arising from the absolute and nonderogable prohibition of torture and ill-treatment.

* Agreement was reached to publish the present report after the standard publication date owing to
circumstances beyond the submitters’ control.

GE.21-00842(E)

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