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Name: United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Country: International Organizations
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: International agreement
Adopted on: 1984-12-10
Entry into force:
ISN: ORG-1984-IA-66932
Bibliography: Text in English Text in English United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), 10 p. PDF (in English) PDF (in English) (consulted on 2014-03-14)
Texte en français Texte en français Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme PDF PDF (consulted on 2014-03-14)
Abstract/Citation: Prohibits any form of "torture", which is defined as any act by which severe pain or suffering, physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity (Art.1).
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