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Published: 26 December 2019

1,360 Pages


ISBN: 9780198846178

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The United Nations Convention Against Torture and its Optional Protocol

A Commentary

Second Edition

Edited by Manfred Nowak, Moritz Birk, and Giuliana Monina

Oxford Commentaries on International Law

  • Offers thorough article-by-article commentary with historical context and analysis of relevant case-law from monitoring bodies and international, regional, and domestic courts
  • Provides easy access to, and detailed discussion of, the practice of the UN Committee Against Torture
  • Highly relevant during the current 'global crisis' in the protection of human rights, with ill-treatment and torture increasingly endorsed in the name of global security and counter-terrorism
  • This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC 4.0 International licence

New to this Edition:

  • Contains updated analysis of all substantive, organizational, and procedural provisions of the Convention against Torture and its Optional Protocol
  • Features a newly detailed analysis of the work of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) taking into account the practice of the National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs)