Rs 0.105 Convention Of 10 December 1984 Against Torture And Other Punishments Or Cruel, Inhuman Or Degrading Treatment

Original Language Title: RS 0.105 Convention du 10 décembre 1984 contre la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants

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0.105 original text against the torture and other treatment or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment agreement in New York on 10 December 1984, approved by the Federal Assembly on October 6, 1986, Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland on 2 December 1986 entry into force for the Switzerland 26 June 1987 (State 5 February 2015) the States parties to this Convention , considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the Foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, recognizing that these rights are of the dignity inherent in the human person, considering that States are required , under the Charter, in particular art. 55, to encourage respect universal and effective the rights of man and fundamental freedoms, supplying into account art. 5 of the Universal Declaration of the rights of man and of art. 7 of the international Covenant on Civil and political rights which prescribe both that no one will be subjected to torture or punishment or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, taking into account also the Declaration on the protection of all persons against torture and other punishments or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, adopted by the General Assembly on 9 December 1975 wishing to increase the effectiveness of the fight against the torture and other punishments or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment in the world, have agreed to the following: first part art. 1-1. For the purposes of this Convention, the term 'torture' means any act by which pain or acute physical or mental suffering is intentionally inflicted on a person for purposes including to get her or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, to intimidate or put pressure on it or to intimidate or put pressure on someone else , or for any other reason based on a form of discrimination whatsoever, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by a public official or any other person acting in an official capacity or at its instigation or with its consent or acquiescence. This term does not pain or suffering arising only from sanctions legitimate, inherent to these sanctions or caused by them.
2. This article is without prejudice to any international instrument or of any national law that contains or may contain provisions of wider scope.

Art. 2-1. Any State party takes measures legislative, administrative, judicial and other measures to prevent acts of torture to be committed in any territory under its jurisdiction.
2. no exceptional circumstances, whatever it is, whether it's the State of war or threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked to justify torture.
3. the order of a superior or a public authority cannot be invoked to justify torture.

Art. 3-1. No State party not to expel, not refoulera or week a person to another State where there are substantial grounds for believing that she might be subjected to torture.
2. to determine whether there are such grounds, the competent authorities will take into account all relevant considerations, including, where appropriate, of the existence in the State concerned, of a set of systematic human rights violations, serious, flagrant or massive.

Art. 4-1. Any State party must ensure that all acts of torture are offences under its criminal law. This is true of the attempt to commit torture or any act committed by any person which constitutes complicity or participation in the Act of torture.
2. each State party makes these offences punishable of appropriate penalties which take into account their gravity.

Art. 5-1. Any State party take the necessary measures to establish its jurisdiction for the purposes of offences referred to in art. 4 in the following cases: a) when the offence was committed in any territory under the jurisdiction of that State or on board aircraft or ship registered in that State; b) when the alleged perpetrator of the offence is a national of that State; c) when the victim is a national of that State and that the latter deems appropriate.

2. any State party also takes the necessary measures to establish its jurisdiction for the purpose of knowing of such offences where the perpetrator thereof is in any territory under its jurisdiction and where the State him not extradite pursuant to art. 8 to one of the States concerned to the by. 1 of the present article.
3. the present Convention does exclude any criminal jurisdiction exercised in accordance with national laws.

Art. 6-1. If he considers that the circumstances so warrant, after reviewing the information available to it, any State party in the territory of which lies a person suspected of having committed an offence referred to in art. 4 ensure the detention of this person or takes any other action legal measures to ensure his presence. This detention and these measures must comply with the legislation of that State; they can be maintained for the time required for criminal prosecution or extradition proceedings.
2 the said State shall immediately proceed to a preliminary investigation to establish the facts.
3. any person detained in application of the by. 1 of this article may communicate immediately with the nearest qualified representative of the State whose nationality or, in the case of a person stateless person, with the representative of the State where he usually resides.
4. when a State put a person in detention, in accordance with the provisions of this section, it shall immediately notify of this detention and the circumstances warranting the States concerned to the by. 1 of art. 5. the State which makes the preliminary inquiry referred to the by. 2 of this section to quickly communicate findings such States and indicates whether it intends to exercise jurisdiction.

Art. 7-1. The State party in the territory under the jurisdiction of which the author alleged of an offence referred to in art. 4 is found, if it extradites the latter, submits the case, in the case referred to in art. 5, to its competent authorities for the exercise of criminal action.
2. these authorities make their decision in the same conditions for all common crime of serious nature under the law of that State. In the cases referred to the by. 2 of art. 5, the rules of evidence that apply to prosecution and conviction are in any way less stringent than those that apply in the cases referred to in paragraph 1 of art. 5 3. Anyone prosecuted for one any of the offences referred to in art. 4 benefits of the guarantee of fair treatment at all stages of the procedure.

Art. 8-1. The offences referred to in art. 4 are included in any extradition treaty concluded between States parties. States parties undertake to include such offences in any treaty for extradition to be concluded between them.
2. If a State party that makes extradition to the existence of a treaty receives a request for extradition from another State party with which it is not bound by an extradition treaty, it may consider this Convention as constituting the legal basis for extradition in respect of such offences. Extradition is subject to the other conditions provided by the law of the requested State.
3. States parties which shall not make extradition to the existence of a treaty recognize such offences as cases for extradition between them in the conditions provided by the law of the requested State.
4. between States parties, these offences are considered for the purposes of extradition as having been committed not only in the territory under the jurisdiction of the States required to establish their jurisdiction in virtue place of by. 1 of art. 5 art. 9-1. States parties agree the broadest possible legal assistance in all criminal proceedings relating to the offences referred to in art. 4, including with regard to the communication of all the evidence available to them and are necessary for the purposes of the procedure.
2. States parties are meeting their obligations in virtue of by. 1 of the present article in conformity with any Treaty of mutual legal assistance that may exist between them.

Art. 10-1. Each State party shall ensure that education and information regarding the prohibition of torture are an integral part of the training of the civilian staff or military enforcement of laws, medical personnel, officers of the public service and other people who may be involved in the custody, interrogation or treatment of any person arrested, detained or imprisoned in any way whatsoever.
2. each State party incorporates the prohibition in the rules or instructions prescribed with respect to the obligations and responsibilities of such people.

Art. 11


Any State party oversight systematic rules, instructions, methods and practices of interrogation and the provisions on the custody and treatment of persons arrested, detained or imprisoned in any way whatsoever in any territory under its jurisdiction, in order to avoid any cases of torture.

Art. 12. each State party ensures that the competent authorities shall immediately an impartial investigation whenever there is reasonable grounds to believe that an act of torture has been committed in any territory under its jurisdiction.

Art. 13. any State party provides to anyone who claims to have been subjected to torture in any territory under its jurisdiction the right to lodge a complaint with the authorities competent State which immediately and impartially investigating its cause. Measures will be taken to ensure the protection of the complainant and witnesses against any ill-treatment or intimidation as a result of the complaint or any statement made.

Art. 14-1. Any State party guarantees, in its legal system, to the victim of an act of torture, the right to obtain redress and to be compensated fairly and adequately, including the means to its fullest rehabilitation possible. In the event of death of the victim as a result of an act of torture, his dependants shall be entitled to compensation.
2. This section does not have any right to compensation which would be the victim or any other person under the national laws.

Art. 15. each State party ensure that any statement which is established that it was obtained by torture can be invoked as evidence in any proceedings, if it is against a person accused of torture to establish that a statement has been made.

Art. 16-1. Each State party undertakes to prohibit in any territory under its jurisdiction other acts of punishment or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment that are not acts of torture as defined in article 1 where such acts are committed by a public officer or any other person acting in an official capacity, or at its instigation or with its consent or acquiescence. In particular, the obligations set out in art. 10, 11, 12 and 13 shall apply with the replacement of the reference to torture by the mention of other forms of punishment or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
2. the provisions of this Convention are without prejudice to the provisions of any other international instrument or national law which prohibit punishment or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, or which relate to extradition or expulsion.

Second part art. 17-1. There is established a Committee against torture (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) which has the following functions. The Committee is composed of ten experts of high moral standing and recognised expertise in the field of human rights, who serve in their personal capacity. The experts shall be elected by States parties, taking into account equitable geographical distribution and the interest that has participation in the work of the Committee of some persons having legal experience.
2. the members of the Committee are elected by secret ballot from a list of candidates nominated by States parties. Each State party may nominate a candidate chosen from among its nationals. States parties take into account the interest that there is to nominate candidates who are also members of the Committee of the human rights established under the international Covenant on Civil and political rights and who are willing to serve on the Committee against torture.
3. the members of the Committee are elected at biennial meetings of States parties convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. At these meetings, or the quorum is constituted by two thirds of States parties, are elected members of the Committee the candidates who obtain the greatest number of votes and an absolute majority of the votes of the representatives of States parties present and voting.
4. the first election shall be held no later than six months after the date of entry into force of this Convention. Four months before the date of each election, the Secretary-General of the United Nations sends a letter to the States parties inviting them to submit their nominations within three months. The Secretary-General lists alphabetically all candidates thus nominated, with an indication of the States parties which have appointed, and communicates it to the States parties.
5. the members of the Committee are elected for four years. They may be re-elected if they are presented again. However, the terms of five of the members elected at the first election shall expire at the end of two years; immediately after the first election, the names of these five members will be drawn by the Chairman of the meeting referred to the by. 3 of this article.
6. If a member of the Committee dies, to dismisses its functions or isn't best suited for some other reason to carry out its functions to the Committee, the State party which nominated him shall appoint from among its nationals another expert who sits on the Committee for the portion of the term remaining, subject to the approval of the majority of States parties. This approval is considered as acquired at less than half of the States parties or more didn't issue an unfavourable opinion within a period of six weeks from the time when they were informed by the Secretary general of the Organization of the United Nations of the proposed appointment.
7. States parties are responsible for the expenses of the members of the Committee for the period or they perform duties to the Committee.

Art. 18-1. The Committee elects its bureau for a period of two years. Members of the Board are eligible for re-election.
2 the Committee shall itself establish its rules of procedure; This must, however, contain the following provisions including: a) the quorum is six members; b) decisions of the Committee are taken by a majority of the members present.

3. the Secretary-General of the United Nations puts at the disposal of the Committee staff and physical facilities that are necessary to perform effectively the functions entrusted to it under this Convention.
4. the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene the members of the Committee for the first meeting. After its first meeting, the Committee shall meet at every opportunity provided by its rules of procedure.
5. States parties are responsible for the expenses of meetings of States parties and the Committee, including reimbursement to the Organization of the United Nations of all costs, such as staff costs and cost of physical facilities, the Organization will be hired pursuant to the by. 3 of this article.

Art. 19-1. States parties provide to the Committee, through the Secretary-General of the United Nations, reports on the measures they have taken to give effect to their commitments under this Convention, within a period of one year from the entry into force of the Convention for the State party concerned. States parties then submit supplementary reports every four years on any new measures taken, and all other reports requested by the Committee.
2. the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations shall transmit the reports to all States parties.
3. each report is considered by the Committee, which can make the General comments on the report considers appropriate and who shall forward such comments to the State party concerned. This State party may provide in response to the Committee any comments it deems useful.
4. the Committee may, at its discretion, decide to replicate in the annual report that it establishes in accordance with art. 24 all comments made by him by virtue of the by. 3 of this article, along with comments received on this subject from the State party concerned. If requested by the State party concerned, the Committee may also reproduce the report presented to the title of the by. 1 of the present article.

Art. 20-1. If the Committee receives reliable information which seem to him contain indications well-founded that torture is practised systematically in the territory of a State party, he asked that State to cooperate in the examination of the information and, to this end, to provide its comments thereon.
2 taking into account all comments eventually given by the State party concerned and any other relevant information available to it, the Committee may, if it considers that this is justified, load one or more of its members to make a confidential inquiry and to report an emergency.
3. If an inquiry is made in virtue of by. 2 of the present article, the Committee seeks the cooperation of the State party concerned. In agreement with that State party, the inquiry may include a visit to its territory.
4. After examining the findings of the Member or members submitted in accordance with the by. 2 of the present article, the Committee transmits these findings to the State party concerned, with all comments or suggestions it deems appropriate account taken of the situation.

5. all proceedings of the Committee which reference is made to the by. 1 to 4 of this article are confidential, and at all stages of the work, efforts to obtain the cooperation of the State party. Once completed these work on a survey conducted in virtue of by. 2, the Committee may, after consultations with the State party concerned, decide to include a summary account of the results of the work in the annual report that it establishes in accordance with art. 24 art. 21-1. Under this section, any State party to this Convention may at any time declare that it recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications in which a State party claims that another State party fails in its obligations under the present Convention. These communications may be received and reviewed in accordance with this article only if they come from a State party which has made a grateful statement, in which case, the competence of the Committee. The Committee receives no communication interesting a State party which has not made such a declaration. The following procedure applies to communications received under the present article: a) If a State party to the present Convention considers that another State also party to the Convention does not apply to the provisions, he may by written submission, the attention of that State on the issue. Within a period of three months from the date of receipt of the communication, the receiving State will be the State which sent the communication of explanations or any other written statements clarifying the matter, which should include, to the extent possible and useful guidance on its rules of procedure and on the means of redress, either already used ((, is pending, is still open; b) If, within a period of six months from the date of receipt of the original by the State, the issue is not resolved to the satisfaction of both States parties concerned, one as the other will have the right to submit to the Committee, by notice to the Committee, as well as the other State concerned; c) the Committee may hear a case submitted under this section that after making sure that all available domestic remedies have been used and exhausted, in accordance with the generally recognized principles of international law. This rule does not apply in cases where remedies is unreasonably or in cases where it is unlikely that the appeal procedures would give satisfaction to the person who is the victim of the violation of this Convention; d) the Committee shall hold its meetings in camera when examining communications under this article; e) subject to the provisions of para. (c), the Committee puts his good offices available to the States parties concerned, in order to achieve a settlement of the issue, based solution on the respect of the obligations under this Convention. To this end, the Committee may, if it considers appropriate, establish an ad hoc conciliation commission; f) in any matter referred to it under this section, the Committee may request the States parties concerned, referred to in para. (b), to provide any relevant information; g) the States parties concerned, referred to in para. (b), is entitled to be represented during the consideration of the matter by the Committee and to make submissions orally or in writing, or in another form; h) the Committee must submit a report within a period of twelve months from the day it received the notification referred to in para. (b);

(i) If a solution could be found in accordance with the provisions of para. ((e), the Committee is limited in its report to a brief statement of facts and of the solution reached; ii) If a solution could be found in accordance with the provisions of paragraph e), the Committee is limited, in its report to a brief statement of the facts; the text of the written comments and the minutes of the oral observations presented by States parties interested are attached to the report.

For each case, the report is communicated to the States parties concerned.

2. the provisions of this article will come into force when five States parties to this Convention will have made the required declaration to the by. 1 of the present article. The declaration is filed by the State party with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall communicate copy to other States parties. A declaration may be withdrawn at any time by notification addressed to the Secretary-General. Such withdrawal is without prejudice to the consideration of any matter which is the subject of a communication already transmitted under this article; no further communications of a State party will be received under the present article after that the Secretary-General has received notification of withdrawal of the declaration, unless the State party concerned has made a new declaration.

Art. 22 1. Under this section, any State party to the Convention may declare at any time that it recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications submitted by or on behalf of individuals under its jurisdiction who claim to be victims of a violation by a State party, the provisions of the Convention. The Committee receives no communication interesting a State party which has not made such a declaration.
2. the Committee declared inadmissible any communication under the present article which is anonymous or which it considered to be an abuse of the right to submit such communications or to be incompatible with the provisions of this Convention.
3. subject to the provisions of the by. 2, the Committee shall bring any communication submitted to it under this article to the attention of the State party to this Convention which has made a declaration in virtue of the by. 1 and has allegedly violated the one any of the provisions of the Convention. In the ensuing six months, that State shall submit in writing to the Committee explanations or statements clarifying the matter and indicating, as appropriate, measures it might have taken to remedy the situation.
4. the Committee shall consider communications received under the present article taking into account all the information submitted by or on behalf of the individual and by the State party concerned.
((5. the Committee will not consider any communications from an individual under this section without ensuring that: a) the same matter has not been and is not being examined by another procedure of international investigation or settlement; b) the individual has exhausted all available domestic remedies; This rule does not apply if remedies is unreasonably or if it is unlikely that they would give satisfaction to the individual who is the victim of a violation of this agreement.

6. the Committee shall hold its meetings in camera when examining communications under this article.
7. the Committee shall forward its views to the State party concerned and to the individual.
8. the provisions of this article will come into force when five States parties to this Convention will have made the required declaration to the by. 1 of the present article. The declaration is filed by the State party with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall communicate copy to other States parties. A declaration may be withdrawn at any time by notification addressed to the Secretary-General. Such withdrawal is without prejudice to the consideration of any matter which is the subject of a communication already transmitted under this article; no further communication by or on behalf of an individual will be received under the present article after that the Secretary-General has received notification of withdrawal of the declaration, unless the State party concerned has made a new declaration.

Art. 23. members of the Committee and the members of the ad hoc conciliation commissions which may be appointed in accordance with the al. (e) by. 1 of art. 21 are entitled to the facilities, privileges and immunities granted to experts on mission for the United Nations, as set out in the relevant sections of the Convention on the privileges and immunities of the United Nations.

Art. 24. the Committee presents an annual report on the activities it has undertaken pursuant to this Convention to the States parties and to the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Third party article 25 1. This Convention is open for signature by all States.
2. the present Convention is subject to ratification. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Art. 26. all States may accede to the present Convention. The membership will be done by the deposit of an instrument of accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Art. 27 1. This agreement will take effect thirty days after the date of the deposit with the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the twentieth instrument of ratification or accession.

2. for any State which ratifies this Convention or there will stick after the deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification or accession, the Convention will take effect thirty days after the date of deposit by that State of its instrument of ratification or accession.

Art. 28 1. Each State may, at the time where he will sign or ratify this Convention or there will adhere, declare that it does not recognize the jurisdiction granted to the Committee under the terms of art. 20 2. Any State party which has made a reservation in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of this article may, at any time, lift this reservation by notification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Art. 29 1. Any State party to this convention may propose an amendment and file its proposal with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Secretary-General shall communicate the proposed amendment to States parties asking them to let him know if they support the Organization of a conference of States parties to review the proposal and implementation to the vote. If, in the four months following the date of such communication, the third of the States parties express themselves in favour of the holding of the conference, the Secretary-General will organize the conference under the auspices of the Organization of the United Nations. Any amendment adopted by a majority of the States parties present and voting at the conference will be submitted by the Secretary-General to the acceptance of all States parties.
2. an amendment adopted in accordance with the provisions of the by. 1 of the present article will come into force when two thirds of the States parties to this Convention have informed the Secretary-General of the United Nations that they have accepted it in accordance with the procedure laid down by their respective constitutions.
3. when amendments come into force, they will be binding on those States parties that have accepted them, other States parties remain bound by the provisions of this Convention and all previous amendments which they have accepted.

Art. 30 1. Any dispute between two or more States parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention which cannot be settled by negotiation is subject to arbitration at the request of one of them. If, within six months following the date of the request for arbitration, the parties are unable to agree on the Organization of the arbitration, one any of them can submit the dispute to the International Court of Justice by filing a request in accordance with the Statute of the Court.
2. each State may, at the time where he will sign or ratify this Convention or there will adhere, declare that he not consider itself bound by the provisions of the by. 1 of the present article. Other States parties will not be bound by those provisions to any State party which has made such a reservation.
3. any State party which has made a reservation in accordance with the provisions of the by. 2 of the present article may, at any time, lift this reservation by notification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Art. 31-1. A State party may denounce the present Convention by written notification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which the notification is received by the Secretary-General.
2 such denunciation will not release the State party obligations imposed under this Convention in regard to any act or omission committed before the date on which the denunciation shall take effect; She will not impede continued consideration of any matter which the Committee was already seized on the date at which the denunciation took effect.
3. after the date to which the denunciation of a State party becomes effective, the Committee undertakes no new issue for this State.

Art. (32. the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations shall notify all Member States of the Organization of the United Nations and all States which have signed this Convention or acceded to it: a) signatures, ratifications and accessions received in application of art. 25 and 26; b) the date of entry into force of the Convention in application of art. 27 and the date of entry into force of any amendment in accordance with art. 29; c) denunciations received in accordance with art. 31 art. 33-1. This Convention, of which the English, Arabic, Chinese, English, french and Russian texts are equally authentic, will be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
2. the Secretary-General of the United Nations will hold a certified copy of this Convention to all States.

Scope 5 February 2015 States parties Ratification, accession (A) Declaration of estate (S) Signature without reservation of ratification (if any) coming into force Afghanistan * 1 April 1987 June 26, 1987 South Africa * 10 December 1998 9 January 1999 Albania 11 May 1994 A 10 June 1994 Algeria 12 September 1989 12 October 1989 Germany * * October 1, 1990 October 31, 1990 Andorra 22 September 2006 22 October 2006 Antigua - and - Barbuda 19 July 1993 has 18 August 1993 Saudi Arabia * 23 September 1997 October 23, 1997 Argentina 24 September 1986 to June 26, 1987 Armenia 13 September 1993 has 13 October 1993 Australia * August 8, 1989 September 7, 1989 Austria * * has 29 July 1987 August 28, 1987 Azerbaijan 16 August 1996 15 September 1996 Bahrain 6 March 1998 has April 5, 1998 Bangladesh * 5 October 1998 November 4, 1998 Belarus 13 March 1987 26 June 1987 Belgium * 25 June 1999 July 25, 1999 Belize 17 March 1986 A 26 Benin 12 March 1992 A June 1987 11 April 1992 Bolivia April 12, 1999 May 12, 1999 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 September 1993 S March 6, 1992 Botswana * 8 September 2000 October 8, 2000 September 28, 1989 Brazil October 28, 1989 Bulgaria 16 December 1986 26 June 1987 Burkina Faso 4 January 1999 has 3 February 1999 Burundi 18 February 1993 to 20 March 1993 Cambodia 15 October 1992 14 November 1992 Cameroon 19 December 1986 has 26 June

1987 Canada * * 24 June 1987 24 July 1987 Cape - Verde 4 June 1992 A 4 July 1992 Chile * September 30, 1988 30 October 1988 China * 4 October 1988 November 3, 1988 Hong Kong 6 June 1997 1 July 1997 Macao December 13, 1999 December 20, 1999 Cyprus July 18, 1991 August 17, 1991 Colombia 8 December 1987 January 7, 1988 Congo (Brazzaville) July 30, 2003 was 29 August 2003 Congo (Kinshasa) 18 March 1996 April 17, 1996 Korea (South) 9 January 1995 to 8 February 1995 Costa Rica 11 November 1993 December 11, 1993 Côte d'Ivoire 18 December 1995 has 17 January 1996 Croatia 12 October 1992 8 October 1991 Cuba S * 17 May 1995 16 June 1995 Denmark * 27 May 1987 June 26, 1987 Djibouti 5 November 2002 has 5 December 2002 Egypt 25 June 1986 has 26 June 1987 El El Salvador 17 June 1996 July 17, 1996 UAE United * 19 July 2012 to August 18, 2012

Ecuador * 30 March 1988 29 April 1988 Eritrea 25 September 2014 has 25 October 2014 Spain * October 21, 1987 November 20, 1987 Estonia 21 October 1991 has 20 November 1991 United States * * 21 October 1994 20 November 1994 Ethiopia 14 March 1994 has 13 April 1994 Finland * August 30, 1989 September 29, 1989 France * * February 18, 1986 June 26, 1987 Gabon 8 September 2000 October 8, 2000 Georgia 26 October 1994 A 25 November 1994 Ghana * 7 September 2000 October 7

2000 Greece * 6 October 1988 November 5, 1988 Guatemala 5 January 1990 A 4 February 1990 Guinea October 10, 1989 Guinea - Bissau September 24, 2013 November 9, 1989 October 24, 2013 Equatorial Guinea * October 8, 2002 November 7, 2002 Guyana May 19, 1988 18 June 1988 Honduras 5 December 1996 was January 4, 1997 Hungary * 15 April 1987 26 June 1987 Indonesia * 28 October 1998 November 27, 1998 Iraq July 7, 2011 has 6 August 2011 Ireland * April 11, 2002

May 11, 2002 Iceland October 23, 1996 22 November 1996 Israel * 3 October 1991 2 November 1991 Italy * 12 January 1989 February 11, 1989 Japan 29 June 1999 has July 29, 1999 Jordan 13 November 1991 has 13 December 1991 Kazakhstan 26 August 1998 to October 25, 1998 Kenya 21 February 1997 has 23 March 1997 Kyrgyzstan 5 September 1997 October 5, 1997 Kuwait * 8 March 1996 has 7 April 1996 Laos * 26 September 2012 October 26, 2012 Lesotho

November 12, 2001 if 12 December 2001 Latvia * 14 April 1992 has 14 May 1992 Lebanon October 5, 2000 4 November 2000 Liberia September 22, 2004 22 October 2004 Libya may 16, 1989 was June 15, 1989 Liechtenstein 2 November 1990 December 2, 1990 Lithuania 1 February 1996 A 2 March 1996 Luxembourg * * 29 September 1987 October 29, 1987 Macedonia 12 December 1994 S November 17, 1991 Madagascar 13 December 2005 January 12, 2006 Malawi 11 June 1996 A

July 11, 1996 April 20, 2004 Maldives has 20 May 2004 Mali 26 February 1999 was March 28, 1999 Malta 13 September 1990 13 October 1990 Morocco * 21 June 1993 21 July 1993 Mauritius 9 December 1992 has 8 January 1993 Mauritania * 17 November 2004 December 17, 2004 Mexico January 23, 1986 June 26, 1987


Moldova 28 November 1995 has 28 December 1995 Monaco * December 6, 1991 to January 5, 1992 Mongolia 24 January 2002 has February 23, 2002 Montenegro 23 October 2006 S 3 June 2006 Mozambique 14 September 1999 was 14 October 1999 Namibia 28 November 1994 December 28, 1994 Nauru 26 September 2012 October 26, 2012 Nepal 14 May 1991 A June 13, 1991 Nicaragua July 5, 2005 August 4, 2005 Niger 5 October 1998 A Nigeria 28 November 4, 1998 June 2001 July 28, 2001 Norway * 9 July 1986 26 June 1987 New Zealand * 10 December 1989 January 9, 1990 Uganda 3 November 1986 A 26 June 1987 Uzbekistan 28 September 1995 A 28 October 1995 Pakistan * 23 June 2010 23 July 2010 Palestine April 2, 2014 has 2 may 2014 Panama * 24 August 1987 23 September 1987 Paraguay March 12, 1990 April 11, 1990 Netherlands * * 21 December 1988 January 20, 1989 Aruba 21 December 1988 Curaçao 21 January 20, 1989 December 1988 January 20, 1989 part Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), on 21 December 1988 January 20, 1989 Sint Maarten 21 December 1988 January 20, 1989 Peru July 7, 1988 6 August 1988 Philippines 18 June 1986 has 26 June 1987 Poland * July 26, 1989 August 25, 1989 Portugal * February 9, 1989 March 11, 1989 Qatar 11 January 2000 has 10 February 2000 Dominican Republic January 24, 2012 February 23, 2012 Czech Republic * 22 February 1993 S January 1, 1993

Romania * 18 December 1990 has 17 January 1991 United Kingdom * * December 8, 1988 January 7, 1989 Anguilla December 8, 1988 January 7, 1989 Bermuda December 8, 1992 8 December 1992 Gibraltar 8 December 1988 January 7, 1989 Guernsey December 8, 1992 8 December 1992 Isle of Man December 8, 1988 8 December 1988 Cayman Islands 8 December 1988 January 7, 1989 Falkland Islands 8 December 1988 7 January 1989 Pitcairn (Ducie Islands (, Henderson, Oeno and Pitcairn) December 8, 1988 7 January 1989 Turks and Caicos Islands 8 December 1988 January 7, 1989 British Virgin Islands 8 December 1988 January 7, 1989 Jersey December 8, 1992 8 December 1992 Montserrat December 8, 1988 January 7, 1989 St. Helena and dependencies (Ascension and Tristan da Cunha) December 8, 1988 January 7, 1989 Russia March 3, 1987 June 26, 1987 Rwanda 15 December 2008 A 14 January 2009 San - Marino November 27, 2006 December 27, 2006 Holy See *.

26 June 2002 July 26, 2002 Saint - Vincent and the Grenadines, on August 1, 2001 was August 31, 2001 South Africa 21 August 1986 26 June 1987 Serbia March 12, 2001 S 27 April 1992 Seychelles * 5 May 1992 4 June 1992 Sierra Leone April 25, 2001 May 25, 2001 Slovakia * 28 May 1993 1 January 1993 Slovenia 16 July 1993 S A 15 August 1993 Somalia 24 January 1990 February 23, 1990 Sri Lanka 3 January 1994 A February 2, 1994

Sweden * January 8, 1986 Switzerland 26 June 1987 * December 2, 1986 June 26, 1987 Swaziland 26 March 2004 was 25 April 2004 Syria * 19 August 2004 September 18, 2004 Tajikistan 11 January 1995 has 10 February 1995 Chad 9 June 1995 has 9 July 1995 Thailand * October 2, 2007 November 1, 2007 Timor - Leste 16 April 2003 has 16 May 2003 Togo * 18 November 1987 18 December 1987 Tunisia * September 23, 1988 October 23, 1988 Turkmenistan 25 June 1999 July 25, 1999 Turkey * August 2, 1988 September 1, 1988 Ukraine 24 February 1987 June 26, 1987 Uruguay 24 October 1986 26 June 1987 Vanuatu July 12, 2011 A August 11, 2011 Venezuela 29 July 1991 28 August 1991 Viet Nam * February 5, 2015 March 7, 2015 Yemen 5 November 1991 has 5 December 1991 Zambia 7 October 1998 was November 6, 1998 * Reserves and declarations.* * Objections.Les reserves statements and objections are not published to the RO, with the exception of the reservations and declarations to the Switzerland. Texts in french and English can be found at the address of the Internet site of the United Nations: http://treaties.un.org or obtained in the Direction of public international law (FDFA), the international treaties Section, 3003 Bern.

Dec 8. 1992 to 30 June 1997, the convention was applicable to Hong Kong on the basis of a declaration of territorial expansion of the United Kingdom. Starting from July 1, 1997, Hong Kong became a special administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Under the Chinese Bill of 6 June 1997, the convention is also applicable to the RAS Hong Kong from July 1, 1997.
June 28, 1999 to Dec. 19. 1999, the convention was applicable in Macao on the basis of a declaration of territorial extension of the Portugal. From Dec. 20. 1999, Macao became a special administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Under the declaration Chinese Dec. 13. 1999, the convention is also applicable to the Macao SAR from 20 dec. 1999. for the Kingdom in Europe.

States who reported to recognize the competence of the Committee against torture, in accordance with the art. 21 and 22 of the convention South Africa Algeria Germany Andorra Argentina Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria Burundi Cameroon Canada Chile Cyprus (South) Korea Costa Rica Croatia Denmark Ecuador Spain United States Finland France Georgia Ghana Greece Guatemala Guinea - Bissau Hungary Ireland Iceland Italy Japan Kazakhstan Liechtenstein Luxembourg Malta Morocco Mexico Moldova Monaco Montenegro Norway New Zealand Uganda Paraguay Netherlands Peru Poland Portugal Czech Republic United Kingdom (doesn't recognize the competence according to art (: 21) Russia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Switzerland Togo Tunisia Turkey Uruguay Venezuela 1987 1307 RO; FF 1985 III 273 art. 1 al. the AF from 6 oct 1. 1986 (1987 1306 RO) RS 0.120 RO 1987 1321, 1988-567, 1989 280 2286, 1990 789, 660 1992, 1993 1901, 2004 2735, 2005 1907, 2006 2967, 2008-647, 2011 509 6529, 2012 5507, 2015 589. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).
Art. 1 al. the AF from 6 oct 2. 1986 (RO 1987 1306) State on February 5, 2015

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