United Nations General Assembly A/HRC/31/L.26/Rev.1 Distr.: Limited 23 March 2016 Original: English Human Rights Council Thirty-first session Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Albania, Andorra,* Argentina,* Armenia,* Australia,* Austria,* Belgium, Benin,* Bosnia and Herzegovina,* Brazil,* Bulgaria,* Canada,* Chile,* Costa Rica,* Croatia,* Cyprus,* Czech Republic,* Denmark,* Djibouti,* Estonia,* Finland,* France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece,* Honduras,* Hungary,* Iceland,* Ireland,* Italy,* Latvia, Liechtenstein,* Lithuania,* Luxembourg,* Malta,* Mexico, Montenegro,* Morocco, New Zealand,* Norway,* Panama, Paraguay, Peru,* Poland,* Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova,* Romania,* San Marino,* Slovakia,* Slovenia, Spain,* Sweden,* Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia,* Turkey,* Ukraine,* United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America,* Uruguay:* draft resolution 31/… Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: safeguards to prevent torture during police custody and pretrial detention The Human Rights Council, Recalling all resolutions on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment adopted by the General Assembly, the Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council, Recognizing that law enforcement officials play a vital role in the protection of the right to life, liberty and security, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and reaffirmed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Recognizing also the role of law enforcement officials in serving the community and protecting all persons against acts of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, consistent with the important role of their profession, and that, in the performance of their duty, law enforcement officials are obligated to respect and protect the human rights of all persons, * Non-member State of the Human Rights Council. GE.16-04759(E) *1604759*

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