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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 […]

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 […]

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Lessons for India from neighbourhood: Sri Lanka’s anti-torture law, June 2018

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 […]