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CAT status Status under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment State Party since 28 November, 1995. State Party to the Optional Protocol to the Convention (OPCAT) since 24 July, 2006
Reviewed 2017 Read review


At a glance

Political instability, financial woes and uncertainty over the status of the breakaway region of Transnistria have slowed the pace of reforms introduced to implement the 2017 recommendations by the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) concerning conditions of detention and prompt access to a lawyer and a doctor for anyone deprived of their liberty. A report to the CAT in 2018 by OMCT and its partner Promo-LEX highlighted human rights violations, including torture, in Transnistria.

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