Torture is rampant in Jharkhand. The National Human Rights Commission registered 49 deaths in police custody during 2009-2010 to 2018-19 (as on 20.11.2018) and 552 deaths in judicial custody during 2009-10 and 2017-18 in the State which indicate the patterns of torture, custodial deaths and extra-judicial killings. Apart from the state of torture in Jharkhand, this monthly report also focuses on mental torture as a result of Assam’s NRC, Torture in India during August 2019 and international action against torture during July 2019.
The Uganda Constitution of 1995 provides that no person shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. On 3 November 1986, Uganda ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. In 2012, Uganda enacted the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act giving effect to […]
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 […]
The report examines the state of torture in Assam, torture in India during February 2019 and international action against torture during February 2019 and South Africa’s anti-torture law which shows India’s failure to criminalise torture. Download the Full Report Share the story