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European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

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The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was adopted on 26 November 1987. Overseeing compliance with its provisions of the Convention is the task of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, which was set up by the Convention.

After the European Convention on Human Rights, the Convention for the Prevention of Torture is widely regarded as one of the most important of the Council of Europe's treaties.

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