A/HRC/43/49
Advance Edited Version

Distr.: General
20 March 2020
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Forty-third session
24 February–20 March 2020
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*
Summary
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment examines conceptual, definitional and interpretative
questions arising in relation to the notion of “psychological torture” under human rights
law.

* The present report was submitted after the deadline so as to include the most recent information.

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