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CAT status Status under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment State Party since 9 December, 1992. State Party to the Optional Protocol to the Convention (OPCAT) since 21 June, 2005
Reviewed 2017 Read review


At a glance

Mauritius enjoys relatively good human rights standards, as well as standards of implementation of the Convention against Torture. The shortcomings identified are isolated and do not appear to be the result of a systemic problem. Allegations of police abuses are reported and penalties provided by the State’s legislation do not correspond to the grave nature of the crime of torture. Sometimes allegations of torture are not duly prosecuted. There also are concerns about the excessive use of pre-trial detention, which in some cases has lasted up to three years. In 2017, the OMCT submitted a joint alternative report on Mauritius highlighting these problems.

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