COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) is the body of 10 independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by its State parties.

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Ratification of the Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Status of ratification of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 

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See the maps on ratifications (PDF) of the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment or its Optional Protocol

Upcoming Events

69th online CAT session (13-30 July 2020)

In line with precautionary measures adopted to face the Covid-19 pandemic, the April-May 2020 session of the Committee was cancelled. The Committee however pursues its activities on a daily basis. It will exceptionally hold an online 69th session from 13 July 2020.
The opening of the online session will take place on 13 July 2020 at 1pm Geneva time, and will be webcast at:
http://webtv.un.org/
The programme of work of the 69th session will be posted as soon as possible. Please note that the examination of States' reports and related briefings by NHRI, NPMs and NGOs and other activities initially scheduled at the 69th session were postponed to next year (see relevant webpage).

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