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.
Download the Full Report “Torture Update India”, released today, the 26th June, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2018, states that a total of 1,674 custodial deaths including 1,530 deaths in judicial custody and 144 deaths in police custody took place from 1 April 2017 to 28 February 2018 as per the […]
While welcoming the meeting of Chief Ministers of the Northern Indian States today i.e. 20th August 2018 to address the drug menace in the Northern region, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) stated that torture and custodial deaths are not the solution to the drug menace. The meeting of the Chief Ministers is being hosted […]
The Government of Bangladesh ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) in 1998 but it has refused to ratify the Optional Protocol to the UNCAT. It has enacted the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013 “with a view to giving effect to the provisions of the […]