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.
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 […]
The judiciary regularly adjudicates cases of illegal, unjustified and unwarranted arrests, extracting confession from innocent persons for offences which they have never committed, by way of custodial violence. The emblematic cases are given below. Case 1: Delhi court sentenced five Uttar Pradesh police personnel to 10 years imprisonment for custodial death On 20 March 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 […]