In a statement issued on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, HRCP has reiterated its disappointment at the fact that 'Pakistan has yet to define and criminalize custodial torture in compliance with UNCAT
, and to make remedies and reparations available to victims of torture.
It is indeed significant that on 12 December 1997, the UN General Assembly proclaimed June 26th as the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a view 'to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the 'Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment'(UNCAT
Paratypes: USNM 285048 (1); ZIN 47740 (3), 47751 (1), 48052 (1); ZMMU P-17078-79 (1, 1, apparently not received), P-17081 (1), uncat
The brutality and torture these children are subjected to by the Israeli security forces constitutes a grave violation of the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment provisions, that considers torture is absolutely prohibited and unjustified in all conditions (UNCAT
Lebanon has ratified the UN Convention against Torture (UNCAT
) and its Optional Protocol.
under Article 17 of the UNCAT
. It is composed often experts of high
This is alarming at many levels; first and foremost because of Pakistan's promise to abide by the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT
The statement read that, while the US strongly supported the adoption of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT
), its failure "to hold accountable those responsible for the CIA programme of torture and enforced disappearance, to ensure the victims' rights to truth and reparations, and to take other actions to ensure non-repetition of these heinous crimes leaves the US in violation of its own obligations under UNCAT
domestic penitentiaries (Haney, 2003; Rhodes, 2004; UNCAT
Today the USA asserts that it is committed to the principles of UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT
) even as it fails to bring those responsible for past torture to justice," said Zeke Johnson, Director of Amnesty International USA's Individuals at Risk Program who will attend the hearing in Geneva.
In May 2012, Canada was criticized for its use of "solitary confinement, in the forms of disciplinary and administrative segregation, often extensively prolonged, even for persons with mental illness" (Committee against Torture, Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention, UNCAT
, 48th Sess, UN Doc CAT/C/CAN/CO/6 (2012) at 6).
duly issued a damning report recommending that Ireland