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03 Nov 2010 description

Committee against Torture

3 November 2010

The Committee against Torture this morning concluded its consideration of the initial report of Ethiopia on the efforts of that country to give effect to the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

Introducing the report, Fisseha Yimer, Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, said Ethiopia had emerged from a cruel past where the State and its institutions had been used to perpetrate abuses and acts of torture on a massive scale. However, after …

02 Nov 2009 description

Committee against Torture

Representative of the Secretary-General Briefs Committee on New Developments

The Committee against Torture this morning opened its forty-third session at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, hearing an address by, and having a dialogue with a representative of the Secretary-General, Ibrahim Salama, Chief of the Human Rights and Treaty Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The Committee also adopted its agenda and programme of work for the session.

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