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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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City of Agadez, Niger © Erwan Rogard

Niger: “The law aims to combat migrant trafficking, yet it actually benefits criminal gangs who exploit migrants”

The United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) will examine Niger on 26 and 27 November 2019. To better understand the challenges related to the issue of torture along the

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OMCT E-bulletin – 66th session of the Committee Against Torture

  OMCT E-Bulletin April – May 2019  66th session of the Committee Against Torture This E-Bulletin is part of the OMCT’s  “Convention Against Torture” Programme. OMCT mobilizes and coordinates activities of civil

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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

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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

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OMCT E-Bulletin: 65th session of the Committee Against Torture

November – December 2018 65th session of the Committee Against Torture This E-Bulletin is part of the OMCT’s «Convention Against Torture Programme». OMCT mobilizes and coordinates activities of civil society organizations

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Torture on the Back Burner

  The right to be free from torture is an issue that has always ranked low on Lebanon’s priority list. Although the government has made some progress over the years,

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Human rights defenders are the heroes of human rights and of the CAT

OMCT’s partners and SOS-Torture network members join the international community in celebrating the contribution of human rights defenders to the fight against torture and advancement of humanity on the

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OMCT E-bulletin – 57th session of the Committee against Torture

OMCT E-bulletin – 57th session of the Committee against Torture

OMCT’s E-bulletin has the latest news about the UN Committee against Torture, including summaries of the six State reviews at the 57th session and information on the upcoming sessions. The

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An interview with Jens Modvig: Keeping the Committee Against Torture on its toes

Jens Modvig is the new chair of the United Nations Committee Against Torture. A medical doctor by training, he has long been committed to the eradication of torture. He

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