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Rights group condemns high number of custodial deaths in India

Blitz 04 July 2019 Vijaya Laxmi Tripura An organization named ‘Campaign Against Torture in India’ has called upon to ratify the United NGO Campaign Against Torture (UNCAT). The  “Campaign Against Torture in India” while releasing “India: Annual Report on Torture 2018”  on the United Nations Day Against Torture stated that during 2018, a total of 1,966 custodial deaths […]

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India ‘refuses’ to ratify UN convention on torture despite 19% rise in custodial deaths

Counterview Thursday, July 04, 2019 Counterview Desk A European Commission (EU)-funded report, “Campaign against Torture in India: Prevention, Accountability and Rehabilitation”, has regretted that, despite a sharp rise in deaths caused by torture, the Government of India has failed to frame a law on custodial torture and inhuman treatment, even though India is a signatory […]

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Uganda’s anti-torture law: A mirror image showing India’s failure to criminalise torture

The Uganda Constitution of 1995 provides that no person shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. On 3 November 1986, Uganda ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.[1] In 2012, Uganda enacted the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act giving effect to […]