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    Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Act, No. 22 of 1994. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-12-20 | LKA-1994-L-113981

    1. Short title.
    2. Torture to be an offence.
    3. Acts done during state of war. or on order of Superior Officer not to be a defence to an offence under this Act.
    4. Jurisdiction of the High Court to try offences under this Act committed outside Sri Lanka.
    5. Evidence.
    6. Rights of certain persons arrested under this Act.
    7. Duty of Minister to inform other States having jurisdiction over an offence.
    8. Amendment to Extradition Law, No. 8 of 1977.
    9. Provision regarding extradition arrangement.
    10. Duty of Government to afford assistance to other States.
    11. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.
    12. Interpretation.

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