OMCT E-Bulletin: 49th session of the Committee against Torture - November 2012

OMCT@CAT is the newsletter of OMCT aiming at a wider diffusion and visibility of the activities of the Committee against Torture of the United Nations.

Executive Summary:

- 49th Session of the Committee against Torture:

This 49th session took place in Geneva at the office of the United Nations, Palais Wilson, from
29 October to 23 November 2012. The examined states were: Gabon, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Qatar, Russian Federation, Senegal, Tajikistan and Togo.

- General Comment n°3:

The Committee adopted General Comment n°3 providing important guidance to states on the implementation of the right to remedy and reparation for victims of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment (Article 14 CAT).


Launch of a new initiative on media empowerment and torture.

- Upcoming Session of the Committee against Torture:

The next CAT session (50th Session) will take place from May 6 to May 31, 2013, and consider state reports from:

Bolivia, Estonia, Guatemala, Japan, Kenya, Mauritania, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.

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