Prevention of torture in the Americas: report of the meeting of experts

From the 6th to the 9th of April 1987, some thirty experts met at Montevideo in order to examine a draft Inter-American Convention whose purpose is to make the prevention of torture more effective.

This meeting was convened by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Swiss Committee against Torture (SCT) and had the support of the Government of Uruguay. The present publication is the complete report of the Montevideo Colloquium.

At the end of this report, 4 annexes are to be found:

a. The text of the articles of the proposed convention which were approved by the experts.
b. The text of the first draft submitted by the ICJ and the SCT:
c. Resolution 1986/56 of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
d. The list of participants.

Americas-prevention of torture- conference report-1987-eng (full text in English, PDF)


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