TopicDetention Archives | Organisation mondiale contre la torture

A Veil over Torture: Israel’s “Necessity Defense”

Israel’s appearance before the Committee against Torture (CAT) in May 2016 was marked by several dramatic moments. One of them was a pointed question by the chairperson during the

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The Committee against Torture’s Position on Enforced Disappearance

Francisco Larez disappeared seven years ago in a Venezuelan prison where he served a sentence for robbery. While the penitentiary reiterated that Mr. Larez had escaped, inmates reported that

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The Committee against Torture should take a stronger stance against the death penalty

The Committee against Torture should take a stronger stance against the death penalty

The position of the United Nations Committee against Torture with regard to the death penalty is unclear. Yet, just like other international bodies, the Committee should take a stronger

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Thanks to the Committee against Torture Rasim Bayramov from Kazakhstan was awarded compensation for torture

Thanks to the Committee against Torture Rasim Bayramov from Kazakhstan was awarded compensation for torture

Police officers tortured Rasim Bayramov in 2008. Domestic complaint mechanisms in Kazakhstan proved ineffective, but he did not give up. Thanks to a decision of the United Nations Committee

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Contribution pour l’adoption de la LOIPR du Togo par le Comité contre la torture

Durant sa 53ème session, le Comité contre la torture adoptera la Liste des Points à traiter précédant la rédaction du rapport périodique du Togo. A cette occasion, l’OMCT, le Collectif

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Uruguay – Serious concern about cases of ill-treatment of children deprived of liberty

The OMCT, its member organisation in Uruguay, the Institute for Legal and Social Studies (IELSUR), and the Committee on the Rights of the Child of Uruguay presented their joint

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