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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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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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Le Burundi se défile lors de l’examen spécial du Comité contre la torture : Quelles conséquences pour la société civile ?

Le Burundi se défile lors de l’examen spécial du Comité contre la torture : Quelles conséquences pour la société civile ?     Armel NIYONGERE est avocat et Président de l’ACAT-Burundi (Association des chrétiens

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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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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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