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28 Feb 2018 description

UN’s Committee against Torture issues new guidelines on asylum seekers’ rights

GENEVA (26 February 2018) – New guidelines developed by the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) aim to help governments avoid violating international human rights law, and to help asylum seekers avoid torture or other ill-treatment.

24 Apr 2017 description

Committee against Torture
21 April 2017 

The Committee against Torture this afternoon completed its consideration of the initial report of Lebanon on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. 

03 Apr 2017 description

GENEVA (31 March 2017) – Hungary should immediately address the excessive use of detention, the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) said on Friday at the end of an 11-day visit to the country.

25 Jun 2008 description

Six United Nations entities regularly involved with issues relating to the prevention of torture and helping its victims have said that, despite a strong international legal framework outlawing torture, much remains to be done "to ensure that everybody is free of this scourge," and urged that special attention be paid to ensure better protection for women.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights joins in with the following human rights entities and experts on the statement marking the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The other five signatories of the …