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59th Session of the Committee on the Convention Against Torture

The Committee is holding its 59th session at the Palais Wilson from November 7 to December 7, 2016.  The Committee is a body of 10 independent experts tasked to monitor the implementation of this Convention by its State Parties.  During this session, the Committee will be reviewing the reports of the following States: Armenia, Cape Verde, Ecuador*, Finland, Monaco, Namibia, Sri Lanka*, Turkmenistan.

The Convention Against Torture and other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment (CAT) entered into force on June 26, 1987.  As of August 2016, there are 159 State Parties to the Convention. Additional information on CAT can be found here.

* These reviews are attended by IIMA representatives.

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