This briefing paper examines the state of custodial torture in Madhya Pradesh, torture in India during February 2019 and international action against torture during February 2019.
Nigeria had been a signatory to the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) since 28 July 1998 and it ratified the convention on 28 July 2001, in less than three years of becoming a signatory to the instrument. Nigeria accepted the Inquiry Procedure provided under Article 20 […]
1. Diyun police station: The torture chamber of Arunachal Pradesh? There are 104 notified Police Stations in Arunachal Pradesh and as per the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), 15 deaths in police custody took place during 2009-2010 to 2018-19 (as on 20.11.2018) in Arunachal Pradesh. Out of these 15 deaths, two custodial deaths i.e. […]
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 […]