1 See above Art 1 OP, §§ 44–46.
2 UNGA, Res 57/199 of 18 December 2002, Art 1.
3 Report of the Working Group on a Draft Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on its ninth session  UN Doc E/CN.4/2001/67, Annex I.
5 Report of the Working Group on a Draft Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on its tenth session  UN Doc E/CN.4/2002/78, Annex II E.
6 E/CN.4/2001/67 (n 3) para 29.
7 E/CN.4/2002/78 (n 5) paras 37ff.
8 ibid, para 40. See above § 5.
9 E/CN.4/2002/78 (n 5) para 50 and Annex I.
12 See above Art 12 OP, § 3.
13 CAT/OP/1/Rev.1 (n 11) para 45: ‘The national preventive mechanism should ensure that important concrete and contextual observations arising from its visits to institutions and stemming from other reliable sources, its recommendations and the responses from the authorities are categorized, filed and systematically processed for use in dialogue with the authorities, in the ongoing planning of work and in the further development of its strategies.’
15 CAT/OP/1/Rev.1 (n 11) para 21.
17 See also below Art 20 OP, § 33.
18 In this sense, the Preamble refers twice to ‘regular visits to places of detention’ and Article 1 OP refers to ‘a system of regular visits undertaken by … national bodies’. Principle 29 of the Body of Principles also provides that ‘places of detention shall be visited regularly by qualified and experienced persons appointed’: see UNGA, ‘Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment’, Res 43/173 of 9 December 1988 (Body of Principles), Principle 29; The SPT stated in its Guidelines that the State should ‘ensure that the NPM is able to carry out visits in the manner and with the frequency that the NPM itself decides (SPT, ‘Guidelines on National Preventive Mechanisms’ (2010) UN Doc CAT/OP/12/5, para 25) and that the NPM should ‘establish a work plan or programme which, over time, encompasses visits to all, or any, suspected, places of deprivation of liberty’ in the realm of the OP (para 33; see also SPT, ‘Report on the Visit for the Purpose of Providing Advisory Assistance to the National Preventive Mechanism of Honduras, Report for the National Preventive Mechanism’ (2010) UN Doc CAT/OP/HND/3, para 18).
19 In this sense, CAT/OP/1/Rev.1 (n 11) para 46.
21 See SPT, ‘Report on the Visit for the Purpose of Providing Advisory Assistance to the National Preventive Mechanism of the Federal Republic of Germany, Report to the National Preventive Mechanism’ (2013) UN Doc CAT/OP/DEU/2, para 49; see also below Art