In this monthly briefing paper, ACHR covers the indispensability of ratification of the UNCAT for the extradition of fugitives to India; torture in India as shown by five custodial deaths daily during 2017-2018; UN action against torture; and Lessons for India from the neighbourhood i.e. Sri Lanka’s anti-torture law.
This briefing paper examines the state of torture and impunity provided by the State of Manipur. On 18 December 2018, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) wrote a letter to the Chief Secretary of Manipur stating that despite repeated requests, sanction of prosecution in seven cases of extrajudicial executions by the security forces had not […]
Even Communist Vietnam ratified the UNCAT which India consistently refuses to do despite signing the same in 1997. On 15 November 2018, the UN Committee against Torture concluded its consideration of the initial report of Viet Nam on the efforts made by the State party to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture. Introducing […]
The Tribune Posted at 27 June 2018 Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi At least five Indians died in custody every day between April 2017 and February 2018, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) said on Tuesday. Based on figures placed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in the Rajya Sabha on March […]