Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
  
UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture to make its second visit to Mexico
The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is due to make its second visit to Mexico from 12 to 21 December to assess the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty, as well as the measures taken for their protection against torture and ill-treatment.

The SPT will also analyse the country's progress against recommendations made in its previous visit in 2008.

Among the places the SPT delegation is due to visit are: prisons, police stations, guardhouses, psychiatric institutions, correctional centres for juveniles as well as detention facilities for migrants at both federal and State levels.

The experts will meet State officials, UN and civil society representatives. They will also hold discussions with the National Commission for Human Rights which is the national detention monitoring body in Mexico.

"People in detention have the same right to be free from torture and ill-treatment as people who are free. The risk of ill-treatment is much greater for detainees, since once deprived of their liberty they become vulnerable. OPCAT is a practical way of standing up for detainees' rights and ensuring these are respected," said Felipe Villavicencio who will head the SPT delegation.

"By allowing us access to places of detention for the second time, Mexico is showing its commitment to improving conditions for people deprived of their liberty," Villavicencio added.

At the end of the visit, the SPT will present its confidential preliminary observations to the Government of Mexico. For the SPT, the key to preventing torture and ill-treatment lies in building constructive relations with the State concerned, and its guiding principles are cooperation and confidentiality. 

COMMENTS (0)
Guest
Name
Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
}
Sign in to set your preference
Advertisement
merinews for RTI activists


Advertisement
Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.