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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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OMCT E-bulletin – 54th session of the Committee Against Torture

OMCT E-bulletin – 54th session of the Committee Against Torture

To discover what the Committee’s recommendation to the eight States reviewed and find useful information for the next sessions in July and November April 2015 read the latest OMCT

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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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How civil society can bring the Convention against Torture home

30 years ago the international community, amidst the height of the cold war and threats of a nuclear war, was able to come together on one minimum baseline consensus

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Message by UN Committee Against Torture Chairperson Claudio Grossman

Dear colleagues and fellow advocates, I am writing to you today as the World Organization Against Torture launches a new blog (‘nothing can justify torture’) designed for civil society actors

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