OPCAT


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OPCATOptional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture
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Since joining OPCAT in 1982, the Kingdom regularly followed its lead."
In this section, I demonstrate that SNHRIs can have an international presence, and examine three principal ways in which SNHRIs currently participate in the UN human rights system: through the UPR and treaty body reporting processes, through acting as or engaging with independent mechanisms under the CPD and OPCAT, and through engaging with the special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council.
They have been calling for the state to sign the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT), which is an important addition to the ratified convention and establishes international inspection of places of detention.
Lebanon ratified the UN Convention against Torture (CAT) in 2000 and the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention of Torture (OPCAT) in December 2008.
The Jordan National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) has urged the government to sign the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) as the Kingdom has already come a long way in implementing the protocol's obligations.
In addition, the government has recently announced the establishment of four mechanisms (the OPCAT monitoring mechanism, a police complaint mechanism, an Independent Human Rights Institute and a Board on Equality and Fight Against Discrimination) to strengthen the framework for civilian and independent monitoring of Turkey's human rights record.
Further guidance on this issue can be obtained from the 2006 Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT), which establishes an international inspection system for detention facilities.
OPL provides finite, workers' compensation, accident & health, aviation/space and property catastrophe (through OPCat) reinsurance products.
There are also those that argue that the Committee Against Torture does not go far enough, and that the European model and its follower Optional Protocol ("OPCAT"), including its much greater monitoring requirements, is more effective.
He announced would study the possibility of joining the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).
Lebanon ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) in 2000 but has not yet complied with a number of its provisions, notably the submission of a report about steps taken to implement the convention.