In November / December 2002, the United Nations General Assembly will take action on a resolution to adopt a new international treaty to prevent torture world-wide.
The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture has already been approved by the UN Commission on Human Rights and the Economic and Social Council. Please write to your Government urging their active support for the adoption of the Optional Protocol at the UN GA.
Campaign Materials :
Optional Protocol to prevent torture-open letter-2003 (full text, PDF)
UN Commission on Human Rights-draft Optional Protocol Torture proposal Chairperson-2002 (text of draft Optional Protocol, PDF)
UN General Assembly-Optional Protocol Torture-analysis brief-2002-eng (commentary in English, PDF)
UN General Assembly-Optional Protocol Torture-analysis brief-2002-fra (commentary in French, PDF)
UN General Assembly-Optional Protocol Torture-analysis brief-2002-spa (commentary in Spanish, PDF)