[JURIST] The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) [official website] on Monday urged [press release] Cambodia to set up an independent national body to monitor detention centers in order to fulfill its international obligations under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) [text, PDF]. Cambodia ratified the protocol to the convention in 2007, which required Cambodia to establish what is known as a National Preventive Mechanism within one year. The SPT's announcement followed a five-day visit to...

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