As this report, “Torture: India’s Self Made Hurdle to Extradition“, is released today on 10th December 2018, the Government of India is awaiting the judgment of the Chief Magistrate Court, London, United Kingdom (UK) on its request for extradition of poster boy of India’s economic fugitives, Vijay Mallya. During the hearing, Mallya, inter alia, had submitted that prison conditions in India amount to torture, inhuman and degrading treatment. India provided the evidence of prison conditions as directed by the court and further gave diplomatic assurances to upgrade Mumbai’s Arthur jail, where Mallya will be held, on his extradition to European standards.
Article 11 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka specifically prohibits torture by stating that “no person shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”. This prohibition is made absolute by Article 15, which prohibits any limitation on Article 11 under any circumstance, even for reasons of national security and […]
In May 2018, the UN bodies took a number of actions for the prevention of torture. A. UN Committee Against Torture: Tajikistan On 18 May 2018, the UN Committee against Torture (UNCAT) concluded its sixty-third session during which the Committee adopted concluding observations and recommendations on Belarus, Czech Republic, Norway, Qatar, Senegal and Tajikistan on […]
Andhra Pradesh has been infamous for extrajudicial executions in the context of countering the Naxalites. Torture has been an integral part. The National Human Rights Commission registered cases against 80 deaths in police custody during 2009-2010 to 2018-19, six cases of custodial rapes reported between 2014 and 2016 and 765 deaths in judicial custody. Apart […]