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Preventing torture : a study of the European Convention for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Author: Malcolm D Evans; Rodney Morgan
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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"This documentary and empirical study considers in detail the work of the latest actor on the international stage attempting to prevent torture. The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the CPT) represents a new phase in international human rights intervention." "The authors examine the text and the modus operandi of the Committee, set the CPT's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Périodiques
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Evans, Malcolm D. (Malcolm David), 1959-
Preventing torture.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607098757
Online version:
Evans, Malcolm D. (Malcolm David), 1959-
Preventing torture.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607826268
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm D Evans; Rodney Morgan
ISBN: 0198262574 9780198262572
OCLC Number: 39147869
Description: xxix, 475 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Table of Principal Treaties, Declarations, Codes of Conduct, and other International Instruments --
A Note on the Citation of CPT Documents --
1. The Decline and Re-emergence of Torture --
2. Torture and the Liberal Democratic State: Three Modern Case Studies --
3. The Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment --
4. The Origins and Drafting of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment --
5. The CPT: Membership, Back-up Services, and Modus Operandi --
6. Findings of Ill-Treatment --
7. Police Custody: Procedural Safeguards --
8. Conditions of Detention --
9. Current Assessment and Future Prospects --
App. 3. Rules of Procedure --
App. 4. Tables of Signatures and Ratifications --
App. 5. Lists of CPT Visits and of Resulting Reports and Responses, 1990-97 --
App. 6. CPT Membership --
App. 7. CPT Statements of Standards --
App. 8. CPT Document Citation.
Responsibility: Malcolm D. Evans and Rod Morgan.
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