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Name: Compensation for Torture Act, 1996.
Country: Nepal
Subject(s): Human rights; Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1996-12-18
Entry into force:
Published on: Nepal Recorder, 1997-01-25, No. 2, pp. 23-28
ISN: NPL-1996-L-45831
Bibliography: Nepal Recorder, 1997-01-25, No. 2, pp. 23-28
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Abstract/Citation: No person who is in detention shall be tortured; torture is defined as "cruel, inhuman, or insulting treatment" of a person. Persons who were tortured may file for compensation at a district court.

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