The Draft European Convention Against Torture

The ICJ and the Swiss Committee Against Torture advocated for the adoption of a European Convention against Torture. The text is annexed to the recommendations.

The setting up of a European Convention would represent a tremendous break-through towards an effective interstate system of control for the prevention of torture, and more generally, would be an important step towards a better respect for human rights at the international level.

Europe-draft convention torture-convention-1984-eng (full text in English, PDF)

Europe-Draft convention torture-convention-1984-fra (full text in French, PDF)


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