Friday, 25th June 2021

Subcommittee of prevention of torture to visit Sri Lanka: UN

British Asia News Network- AD

Colombo: Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture will be in Lanka from 2 to 12 April to supervise the treatment of people deprived of their liberty and the safeguards in place for their protection against torture and ill-treatment.

The team will have 4 members and will meet government officials and hold discussions with concerned authorities.The team will be advising Colombo and assisting the authorities regarding the measures they must take to be in compliance with the obligations contained in the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture.

“During our visit we will be exploring the steps Sri Lanka needs to take to effectively prevent torture and ill-treatment of people deprived of their liberty,” said Victor Zaharia, who will head the delegation. “We will also advise the authorities on the full implementation of their treaty obligations, including how they can best establish a national independent body to visit places of detention.”

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