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Human Rights Law and Standards

Oct 13, 2014

The Definition of Torture under International Law

Definition of Torture

Torture is defined in Art. 1 of the UN Convention against Torture as: "... any act by which severe pain or su...

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Oct 13, 2014

The Prohibition of Torture, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment and Punishment

Prohibition of Torture

The international prohibition of torture is mainly based on Art. 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and ...

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Oct 13, 2014

The Right to Redress for Survivors of Torture or Other…

Right to Redress

Rehabilitation is part of the concept of „redress“ to which victims of torture are entitled to under Art. 14 o...

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Oct 13, 2014

Redress for Gross Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law…

Gross Violations

Victims of gross violations of human rights or humanitarian law, which are those of a particularly grave natur...

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