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The Text of OPCAT

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter outlines the content of the final text of OPCAT. It completes the historical narrative on the background to the drafting of the text. It then briefly explains the resulting remit of the ... More


The Role of NPMs

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines in detail the role of national preventive mechanisms (NPMs). It looks at various issues that have been challenging and important since the OPCAT came into force. These include ... More


The Role of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT)

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter looks in detail at the role of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, the international visiting body. It outlines its membership and recent increase in membership and the ... More


The Scope of OPCAT

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how one can define ‘deprivation of liberty’ and places of detention within the context of OPCAT. It looks at the range of places which the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture ... More


OPCAT within the Broader UN and Regional Systems

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter recognises that OPCAT does not exist in isolation but examines the other systems for prevention of torture that are in place at the UN and regional levels. It looks at the overlap ... More


Regional Trends towards Ratification and Implementation of OPCAT

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Drawing upon the issues raised in the previous chapter, this chapter identifies a range of regional trends that have arisen from the course of interviews and events conducted by the authors. It ... More


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