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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa


The Committee was originally called the Robben Island Guidelines Monitoring Committee of Robben Island, which was created by the adoption of Resolution 61 of the 32nd Ordinary Session held in Banjul, The Gambia in October 2002.Resolution 158, adopted at the 46th Ordinary Session held in Banjul, the Gambia in November 2009, changed the name from Robben Island Guidelines Monitoring Committee to Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa -without changing its mandate. This mandate provides that the Committee:

  •  Organizes, with the support of other interested partners, seminars to disseminate the Robben IslandGuidelines to national and international actors.
  •  Developand proposes to the African Commission strategies to promote and implement the Robben IslandGuideines at national and regional level.
  •  Promotes and facilitates the implementation of the Robben Island Guidelines within the Member States.
  •  Reports to the African Commission at each regular session on the status of implementation of the RobbenIsland Guidelines.
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Hatem Essaiem

Committee Chairperson


Committee Members

Press Releases

Announcement

Torture Prevention Database

States which have legislation criminalizing torture 15
States which have no legislation criminalizing torture or whose status is unknown 40

Intersession Activity Reports

64th Ordinary Session

From April 24 to May 14 , 2019

Hatem Essaiem

63rd Ordinary Session

From October 24 to November 13 , 2018

Hatem Essaiem

62nd Ordinary Session

From April 25 to May 09 , 2018

Hatem Essaiem

61st Ordinary Session

From November 01 to November 15 , 2017

Lawrence Murugu Mute

60th Ordinary Session

From May 08 to May 22 , 2017

Lawrence Murugu Mute

59th Ordinary Session

From October 21 to November 04 , 2016

Lawrence Murugu Mute

58th Ordinary Session

From April 06 to April 20 , 2016

Lawrence Murugu Mute

57th Ordinary Session

From November 04 to November 18 , 2015

Lawrence Murugu Mute

56th Ordinary Session

From April 21 to May 07 , 2015

Lawrence Murugu Mute

55th Ordinary Session

From April 28 to May 12 , 2014

Lawrence Murugu Mute

53rd Ordinary Session

From April 09 to April 22 , 2013

52nd Ordinary Session

From October 09 to October 22 , 2012

51st Ordinary Session

From April 18 to May 02 , 2012

Catherine Dupe Atoki

50th Ordinary Session

From October 24 to November 05 , 2011

Catherine Dupe Atoki

47th Ordinary Session

From May 12 to May 26 , 2010

Catherine Dupe Atoki

47th Ordinary Session

From May 12 to May 26 , 2010

Musa Ngary Bitaye

46th Ordinary Session

From November 11 to November 25 , 2009

Catherine Dupe Atoki

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FAQ

FAQ:
  • What is the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter)?
  • Which countries have ratified the African Charter?
  • What is the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the ACHPR)?
  • Which article of the African Charter prohibits torture and ill-treatment?
  • Which other acts are prohibited under Article 5 of the African Charter?
  • What is torture?
  • What is ill-treatment?
  • What is redress?
  • Who are victims of torture and other ill-treatment?
  • What is the CPTA and what does it do?
  • Which countries does the CPTA work on?
  • How can I get information about the CPTA and its activities?
  • Does the CPTA receive complaints/communications on issues of torture and ill-treatment?
  • What can I do to report torture and other ill-treatment?
  • How can I contact the CPTA?
  • What major steps can my country take to prevent torture and help victims of torture?
  • How can I get information on what my country has done to prevent torture and help victims?
  • What are the most important documents on preventing torture and ill-treatment?
  • How can I access Article 5 jurisprudence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights?
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We would like to hear from you. Would you be interested to: contribute a short article to CPTA’s Newsletter? Provide CPTA with credible information on positive or negative developments in torture prevention? Support a CPTA activity listed under its Strategic Plan? Share information on what you are doing to prevent torture and help victims of torture? Or information on how are you marking 26 June – International Day in Support of victims of Torture? Please fill the below form.


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