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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 sessions. The

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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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Honduras: interview with representatives from Honduran civil society organizations attending the CAT sessionPlay

Honduras: interview with representatives from Honduran civil society organizations attending the CAT session

For the review of Honduras during the 58th session of the Committee Against Torture (CAT), Rubenia Galeano (Judge from the Association of Judges for Democracy), Joaquìn Mejìa (Member of

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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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