Professor Evans appointed to UN body for prevention of torture
14 September 2009
Malcolm Evans, OBE, Professor of Public International Law, has been appointed a member of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture.
The SPT is a unique United Nations treaty body composed of ten individual experts, established in accordance with the stipulations of the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Conventional Against Torture. It is charged, among other things, with conducting regular visits to the places of deprivation of liberty which are in the jurisdiction and control of the party states. The SPT has been operational since February 2007, since when it has conducted six visits to party states.
Professor Evans is an expert in international human rights, specifically in the area of torture prevention, and has particular expertise on the practice of the European Committee on Prevention of Torture (CPT). The appointment recognises the standing of Professor Evans in this field.
Please contact Dr Elina Steinerte for further information.