The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is the international body established by the OPCAT. Consisting of 25 independent experts, the SPT is the largest human rights treaty body of the United Nations.
The SPT has a dual mandate:
- To monitor conditions in detention and treatment of persons deprived of their liberty through country visits.
- To advise on OPCAT implementation, in particular support the establishing and functioning of National Preventive Mechanisms.