oa Article 40 - Preventing and combating torture in South Africa, Lukas Muntingh : book review

Volume 10 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



In early April 2008 the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI) and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) launched a booklet entitled Preventing and combating torture in South Africa : A framework for action under CAT and OPCAT. The need for the booklet is partly based on the fact that in 1998 South Africa ratified the UN Convention Against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) and in 2006 signed the Optional Protocol to CAT (OPCAT). These two actions have placed significant obligations on South Africa to take measures to prevent and combat torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

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