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About 37 lakhs or 89% of the NRC exclusion list suffering from mental torture, trauma and humiliation, NCAT survey   

New Delhi: Releasing its report, “Assam’s NRC: Four Million Tales of Mental Torture, Trauma & Humiliation”, containing the survey on the state of mental health of those excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) stated that about 37 lakhs or 89% of over 41 lakhs excluded from the […]

India

Press Release: 1,966 custodial deaths in India during 2018, India urged to ratify 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 were reported to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) including 147 deaths in police custody and 1,819 deaths in judicial custody. These figures do not […]

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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 […]

Maldives

Maldives: UN Committee against Torture reviews the initial report

While India consistently refuses to ratify the UNCAT despite signing the same in 1997, tiny Maldives had ratified the Convention and on 28 November 2018, the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) considered the initial report[1] of Maldives on its implementation of the UNCAT.[2] Introducing the report, Maldivian representatives stressed that the newly formed Government had […]

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Viet Nam: UN Committee against Torture considers the initial report of Viet Nam

Even Communist Vietnam ratified the UNCAT which India consistently refuses to do despite signing the same in 1997. On 15 November 2018, the UN Committee against Torture concluded its consideration of the initial report[1] of Viet Nam on the efforts made by the State party to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture.[2] Introducing […]