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Convention Against Torture (CAT)

The Advocates for Human Rights recently participated in the NGO response to the United Nations review of U.S. compliance with the Convention Against Torture. In November 2005, The Advocates and the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights presented a list of issues for the Committee Against Torture to consider in preparing for the U.S. review. 

The Advocates also signed on to a report to the Committee concerning systemic violations of the Convention by law enforcement agents in the US.

Penny Parker, The Advocates' 2006 Volunteer Award Winner, represented The Advocates in Geneva at meetings of the Committee Against Torture and with the U.S. government delegation. 

The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment can be viewed here.