The following booklet aims to provide more information to decision-makers and stakeholders on the challenges relating to preventing and combating torture; and also outlines South Africa's obligations under Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) and Optional Protocol to CAT (OPCAT). These two instruments are valuable resources in the quest to prevent and combat torture. This booklet is a rough guide to this task.
Lukas Muntingh is co-founder and Project Coordinator of Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR). He holds a PhD (Law) from UWC and an MA (Sociology) from Stellenbosch University.