Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture: Time to take a stand on the prevention of torture
In this report Amnesty International makes its recommendations for the formation of a truly effective Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture. The report begins by providing background information to the Protocol and then details the main five areas around which Amnesty's recommendations centre - the invitation of the international Sub-committee, the scope of mssions, the publication of the Sub-commission's reports, the no reservations article and the reference to national legislation.
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