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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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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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Arab States and the Committee against Torture: Promises with a bag of tricks?

Arab States and the Committee against Torture: Promises with a bag of tricks?

Norms shape behaviours by setting standards of conduct. A State that has ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT)

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