Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
13 March 2019
Committee against Torture
23 April–17 May 2019
Item 2 of the provisional agenda
Organizational and other matters
Twelfth annual report of the Subcommittee on Prevention of
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
In its twelfth annual report, the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel,
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment surveys the work undertaken during 2018.
Following a brief introduction, in section II 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 States parties and in designated national preventive
mechanisms, and details concerning the operation of the Special Fund established under the
In section III, the Subcommittee highlights its areas of cooperation with other international
and regional bodies and civil society, and summarizes the work that they have undertaken
In section IV, the Subcommittee provides substantive information concerning developments
in its working practices and comments on any issues it has faced when undertaking its work
during the year in review.
In sections V and VI, the Subcommittee reflects on future challenges and its plan of work.
The present document was submitted after the deadline in order to reflect the most recent information.