Draft resolution / Austria, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.
|UN Document Symbol||A/C.3/38/L.32|
|Convention||Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment|
|Document Type||Draft Resolution|
|Subjects||Torture and Other Cruel Treatment|
General Assembly Distr..
23 November 1983
Thirty-eighth session THIRD COMMITTEE Agenda item 97
TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT
Austria, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden draft resolution
The General Assembly,
Recalling the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment: or Punishment, adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 3452 (XXX) of 9 December 1975,
Bearing in mind article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
Recalling further its resolutions 32/62 of 8 December 1977, in which it requested the Commission on Human Rights to draw up a draft convention on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in the light of the principles embodied in the Declaration, and 32/63 of 8 December 1977,
Recalling that. In its resolution 11 of 5 September 1980, the Sixth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders expressed the belief that the draft convention should be finalised at the earliest possible time,
Considering that it was not found possible to complete the work on the draft convention during the thirty-ninth session of the Commission on Human Rights,
l. Welcomes Economic and Social Council resolution 1983/38 of 27 May 1983, by which the Council authorized a meeting of an open-ended working group of the Commission on Human Rights for a period of one week prior to the fortieth session of the Commission to complete the work on a draft convention)
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2. Requests the Commission on Human Rights to complete as a matter of
highest priority, at its fortieth session. the drafting of a convention on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, with a view to
submitting draft, including provisions for the effective implementation of the future convention, to the General Assembly at its thirty-ninth session;
3. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-ninth session the item entitled "Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment..