Published: 1 Dec 2004

Alternative Report to the UN Committee Against Torture


Russian human rights NGOs have collaborated to produce an ‘alternative report’ to the UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) prior to UNCAT’s review of the Russian Federation’s third periodic report on the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The Alternative Report was intended to fill gaps in the government’s report and to provide more comprehensive coverage of Russia’s implementation of the Convention.

This article provides an outline of the content of the Alternative Report, including the areas it highlights as representing the most acute problems and the ten recommendations it makes regarding legislative, administrative and judicial steps to be taken by the government. To find out more, click on the link to the full article below.