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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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México: Cinco años de Ayotzinapa: El reto de visibilizar el impacto de graves violaciones a los derechos humanos desde el periodismo

México: Cinco años de Ayotzinapa: El reto de visibilizar el impacto de graves violaciones a los derechos humanos desde el periodismo

  Emir Olivares Alonso, Periodista de La Jornada, México La víspera de la presentación del Primer Informe de Gobierno por parte del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, el 1 de septiembre

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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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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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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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Committee Against Torture’s inquiry highlights systematic torture in Egypt: Interview with local human rights defender Mohamed Lofty

In accordance with Article 20 of the United Nations Convention, the UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) can initiate a confidential inquiry if it receives “reliable information which appears to

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OMCT E-bulletin – 59th session of the Committee Against Torture

OMCT E-bulletin – 59th session of the Committee Against Torture

OMCT’s E-bulletin has the latest news about the United Nations Committee Against Torture, including summaries of the six state reviews at the 59th session and information on the upcoming buy

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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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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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