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1 Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 6 June 2014 Manfred Nowak Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna, Austria Austrian Chair Visiting Professor.

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1 1 Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 6 June 2014 Manfred Nowak Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna, Austria Austrian Chair Visiting Professor at Stanford University, California UN Special Rapporteur on Torture ( ) Domestic Implementation of CAT International Workshop on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) and its Optional Protocol (OPCAT)

2 Manfred Nowak - CAT 2 Table of Contents 1.The Role of Domestic Courts 2.The Role of Civil Society and the Media

3 Manfred Nowak - CAT 3 1.The Role of Domestic Courts Right of detainees to habeas corpus: Article 9(4) CCPR: “Anyone who is deprived of his liberty by arrest or detention shall be entitled to take proceedings before a court, in order that that court may decide without delay on the lawfulness of his detention and order his release if the detention is not lawful.” Ordering and/or conducting prompt and impartial investigations of allegations of torture Independent criminal trials against perpetrators of torture (police, military, intelligence etc.) Independent civil proceedings aimed at providing victims of torture with adequate reparation for the harm suffered

4 Manfred Nowak - CAT 4 2. The Role of Civil Society and the Media Investigating and reporting about torture and CIDT Visiting places of detention (e.g. as members of an NPM) Cooperation with international monitoring bodies

5 Manfred Nowak - CAT 5 Thank you for your attention! Questions & Answers


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