Committee Against Torture (CAT)

Comité contre la torture
Comité contra la Tortura

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History

Established 26 Nov 1987, Geneva (Switzerland), within the framework of United Nations (UN), by states party to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Also referred to as: United Nations Committee Against Torture -- Comité des Nations Unies contre la torture -- Comité de las Naciones Unidas contra la Tortura. Managed by Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Aims

Monitor implementation of provisions of the Convention against torture in states party to the Convention.

Future Events

2020 Geneva, Switzerland – Session

2020 Geneva, Switzerland – Session

Past Events(2)

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Activities

Events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination; politics/policy/regulatory.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 179 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Maltreatment
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

E6050

Last News Received

11. Dec 2019
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