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The Committee Against Torture’s Approach to Extrajudicial Killing

The Philippines has seen an unprecedented level of killing by law enforcement since President Duterte took office in June 2016. According to the European Parliament Resolution of 19 April

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It Takes Three to Tango – How Seriously are Late and Non-Reporting States Taking the Committee Against Torture?

Yesterday and today the Committee Against Torture (CAT) is examining Seychelles with the state delegation present via video conference. It is the first time in CAT’s history that a

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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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Looking at torture closer to home: The Committee Against Torture’s review of the United Kingdom

What is torture? When we talk about torture images spring to mind of people being mistreated in far-away places. But the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman

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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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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 buy

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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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