India

Press Release: 1,966 custodial deaths in India during 2018, India urged to ratify UNCAT

The  “Campaign Against Torture in India” while releasing  “India: Annual Report on Torture 2018” on the United Nations Day Against Torture stated that during 2018, a total of 1,966 custodial deaths were reported to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) including 147 deaths in police custody and 1,819 deaths in judicial custody. These figures do not […]

Maldives

Maldives: UN Committee against Torture reviews the initial report

While India consistently refuses to ratify the UNCAT despite signing the same in 1997, tiny Maldives had ratified the Convention and on 28 November 2018, the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) considered the initial report[1] of Maldives on its implementation of the UNCAT.[2] Introducing the report, Maldivian representatives stressed that the newly formed Government had […]

Resources

India Torture Update: Tamil Nadu, October 2018

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 […]