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It’s now (even more) official: torture is legal in Israel

It’s now (even more) official: torture is legal in Israel

Israel’s Supreme Court has recently clarified, this time explicitly, that interrogational torture is lawful in certain circumstances in Israel’s legal system. The clarification came in seemingly marginal, perhaps even obiter, dicta within two

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Depriving a torture victim of medical treatment is a motive for non-refoulement

In A.H. v. Switzerland, Communication no. 758/2016 (6 December 2018), the Committee found that the proposed expulsion would deprive the Mr. A.H. of the medical treatment necessary for his rehabilitation as

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The Committee Against Torture’s Approach to Extrajudicial Killing

The Philippines has seen an unprecedented level of killing by law enforcement since President Duterte took office in June 2016. According to the European Parliament Resolution of 19 April

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It Takes Three to Tango – How Seriously are Late and Non-Reporting States Taking the Committee Against Torture?

Yesterday and today the Committee Against Torture (CAT) is examining Seychelles with the state delegation present via video conference. It is the first time in CAT’s history that a

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How the Convention Against Torture applies to children and whether CAT should address aspects of it more robustly

How the Convention Against Torture applies to children and whether CAT should address aspects of it more robustly

During the 63rd session of the Committee Against Torture (CAT), the OMCT organized a thematic briefing on ‘How the Convention Against Torture applies to children and whether CAT should

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OMCT E-bulletin – 63rd session of the Committee Against Torture

OMCT E-bulletin – 63rd session of the Committee Against Torture

OMCT E-Bulletin – April-May 2018 This E-Bulletin is part of the OMCT’s « Convention Against Torture Programme ». OMCT mobilizes and coordinates activities of civil society organizations during the sessions of the

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Committee Against Torture’s inquiry highlights systematic torture in Egypt: Interview with local human rights defender Mohamed Lofty

In accordance with Article 20 of the United Nations Convention, the UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) can initiate a confidential inquiry if it receives “reliable information which appears to

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