The report examines the linkage between corruption and torture, the state of torture in Rajasthan, torture in India during March 2019 and international action against torture during March 2019.
On 25 June 2019, a day ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to investigate the custodial death of undertrial prisoner Syed Fairoz, aged 21 years, at Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, Bengaluru on 24 January this year. The […]
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 […]
In this monthly briefing paper, ACHR covers the indispensability of ratification of the UNCAT for the extradition of fugitives to India; torture in India as shown by five custodial deaths daily during 2017-2018; UN action against torture; and Lessons for India from the neighbourhood i.e. Sri Lanka’s anti-torture law. Download the Full Report Share the story