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Discuss UN CAT Review of USA Regarding Torture

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The UN Committee Against Torture will review the USA on Nov. 12 and 13 in sessions that will be webcast live. The USA is one of 156 States parties to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and must undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 10 independent experts. The Committee will engage in a dialogue with the US gov delegation and also hear from NGOs.

The Nov. 12 CAT review is archived at the first link below:

On Nov. 13, see this link

The U.S.A. articulates the absolute prohibition of torture in America. See an article published by Solitary Watch: "U.S. Government Tells UN Committee on Torture: 'There Is No Systemic Use of Solitary Confinement in the United States'”

The questions the United Nations Comittee asked on November 12 regarded a range of subjects, including the War on Terror camps, police brutality, the Ferguson protests, and solitary confinement of mentally ill people. Please call with your opinions about the proceedings and what changes you would like to see made in order to comply with the the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.