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Qatar: Briefing to the Committee Against Torture

, Index number: MDE 22/002/2006

This briefing contains comments by AI on the compliance by Qatar with its obligations under the United Nations Convention against Torture. AI is concerned that further action by the government of Qatar is required in order to bring both law and practice as regards the prohibition of torture into conformity with Qatar's obligations under the CAT. It specifically considers four points: Inadequate prohibition of torture; Laws that could facilitate torture and ill-treatment; Investigation of torture and ill-treatment allegations; and, Violence against women.

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