United Nations General Assembly A/HRC/40/59/Add.2 Distr.: General 28 February 2019 Original: English Human Rights Council Fortieth session 25 February–22 March 2019 Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Visit to Argentina Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment*, ** Summary During his country visit to Argentina from 9 to 20 April 2018, the Special Rapporteur was given access to locations of deprivation of liberty throughout the country and was able to conduct confidential interviews with detainees of his choosing, for which he expresses his appreciation to the Government of Argentina. In his recommendations, he appeals for a comprehensive reform of the administration of the justice system with a view to moving away from the current focus on punitive retribution and towards the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders. * 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 and Spanish only. ** The present report was submitted after the deadline so as to include the most recent information. GE.19-03370(E) 

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