Translated and edited by: Committee for Justice
Geneva: 7 April 2022
The UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) said Tunisia had made progress in preventing torture by creating a functional national monitoring body, but that serious problems remained to be addressed, such as police violence.
These statements came after the visit of experts of the SPT to Tunisia, from March 27 to April 2, 2022.
The SPT considered that the main element in the prevention of torture and ill-treatment is the establishment of a permanent constructive relationship with the States concerned and with their preventive mechanisms.
Under its mandate, the SPT visits all States parties to the Optional Protocol, making unannounced visits to places where people are deprived of their liberty. The SPT has so far visited more than 60 countries since 2007, when it began its preventive work.