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