The Changing Nature of the Relationship between the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and National Preventive Mechanisms: In Search for Equilibrium

@article{Steinerte2013TheCN,
  title={The Changing Nature of the Relationship between the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and National Preventive Mechanisms: In Search for Equilibrium},
  author={Elina Steinerte},
  journal={Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={132 - 158}
}
  • E. Steinerte
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
The unique aspect of the mandate of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) lies in the relationship that the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT) puts in place between the SPT and National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) established by State Parties at their national levels. However, at least initially, the SPT struggled to find its feet in its engagement with NPMs: faced with crippling budgetary problems and uncertainty over the best ways for interaction with… Expand
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Annual Reports Received by the SPT from National Preventive Mechanisms', available at: www2.ohchr