This report discusses India’s refoulement policy, custodial torture in Tamil Nadu i.e. in police custody and judicial custody, incidents of torture in India during October 2018 including torture in police custody and judicial custody, torture and rape of women in custody, judiciary’s action against torture in India, interventions by the NHRC/SHRCs, UN Action Against Torture and examines Kenya’s anti-torture law to show India’s failure to criminalise torture.
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 […]
Custodial torture and custodial deaths have been rampant in Bihar. Tacit sanction by the police top brass and impunity has worsened the situation. This report discusses custodial torture in Bihar, torture in India during September 2018, UN action against torture in September 2018, EU’s action to eradicate torture and lessons for India from the anti-torture law in the […]
New Delhi: In its report, “Kerala: God’s Own Country or the Land of ‘Urutti Kola’?, released today, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) stated that ‘Urutti Kola’ i.e. murder by ‘rolling’ a heavy wooden log or iron pipe over the body, specially over the thighs of the victims is Kerala’s contribution to the lexicon of custodial violence in the […]