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Italy May Face an Inquiry under Article 20 UN Convention against Torture for its role in the Systematic Torture of Migrants “Pulled Back” to Libya

  Background There is extensive evidence of widespread and systematic violations of the human rights of migrants[1] in Libya. These violations include torture, summary executions, arbitrary and indefinite detention, rape and

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The Quetzaltenango women’s prison in Guatemala: A microcosm of the problems in female detention centers

A large number of women deprived of their liberty with their children, in a small space with terrible infrastructure. This phrase encapsulates the conditions of a women’s prison located

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How Central Asian States are muzzling dissent to stop the spread of news about Covid-19 (Part 1)

In Uzbekistan a deputy minister defended an order to seize mobile phones from people placed in quarantine centres because they could be used to spread false information about living

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How Central Asian States are muzzling dissent to stop the spread of news about Covid-19 (Part 2)

Imposing new restrictions on the freedom of peaceful assembly and of association On 25 February, Dulat Agadil, a civil society activist in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, died in police

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Mexico: The international battle against the sexual torture of Mónica

Seven years have passed since Mónica was savagely tortured by the Mexican authorities. By 17 May, she will have been deprived of liberty for seven years, awaiting sentence. An

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Niger : « Sous prétexte de combattre le trafic des migrants, la loi favorise les réseaux criminels autour de la migration »

Niger : « Sous prétexte de combattre le trafic des migrants, la loi favorise les réseaux criminels autour de la migration »

Le Comité contre la Torture des Nations Unies (CAT) examinera le Niger les 26 et 27 novembre 2019. Pour mieux comprendre les enjeux autour de la question de la

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Five years after Ayotzinapa: the challenge for journalists to raise awareness of the impact of serious human rights violations

    Emir Olivares Alonso, Journalist at La Jornada, Mexico On the night before the presentation of the First Governmental Report by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on 1 September, an unexpected

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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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