U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
The State Department web site below is a permanent electronic archive of information released online from January 1, 1997 to January 20, 2001. Please see www.state.gov for current material from the Department of State. Or visit http://2001-2009.state.gov for information from that period. Archive sites are not updated, so external links may no longer function. Contact us with any questions about finding information. NOTE: External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views contained therein.
U.S. Department of State

Department Seal

U.S. Department of State
Initial Report of the United States of America to the UN Committee Against Torture

Submitted by the United States of America to the Committee Against Torture, October 15, 1999

flag  bar

In October 1994 the United States ratified the Convention Against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. On November 20, 1994 the Convention entered into force for the United States.

The Initial Report of the United States of America to the UN Committee Against Torture was prepared in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the UN Committee. This report covers the situation in the United States through September 1999 and the measures taken to comply with the guidelines set forth by the Convention. The report has been prepared by the U.S. Department of State with the assistance of department and agencies of the federal government.

Report

  • Table of Contents
  • 10/15/99: Harold Hongju Koh and James E. Castello, On-the-Record Briefing on the Release of the Initial Report of the United States of America to the UN Committee Against Torture
Related Information
UN Committee Against Torture

flag  bar

Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor | Department of State