CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 27

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Develop compulsory training for public officials that covers the content of the CAT. (b) Ensure that all relevant workers, including medical staff, are trained to identify cases of torture and ill-treatment in line with advice issued by the UN on investigating and documenting such cases. (c) Evaluate how effective training programmes are in reducing, identifying and investigating instances of torture. (d) Ensure that any cooperation or support that the government offers to other countries under migration agreements is consistent with the Convention against Torture. Consider setting up a system to monitor existing cooperation projects in Libya.

Original UN recommendation

The State party should: (a) Further develop mandatory training programmes to ensure that all public officials are well acquainted with the provisions of the Convention. (b) Ensure that all relevant staff, including medical personnel, are specifically trained to identify cases of torture and ill-treatment, in accordance with the Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment (Istanbul Protocol). (c) Develop a methodology for assessing the effectiveness of training programmes in reducing the number of cases of torture and ill-treatment and in ensuring the identification, documentation, investigation and prosecution of these acts. (d) Ensure that any cooperation and/or support that the State party may provide under bilateral or regional migration agreements is consistent with the purposes of the Convention. The State party should also consider establishing an effective mechanism for monitoring the implementation of cooperation projects in Libya.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

10 (training of officials)

Last updated on 11/09/2019