India: Briefing on the Prevention of Torture Bill

This briefing analyses the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 in view of state party obligations under the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN Convention against Torture). India signed this Convention in 1997, but has as yet to ratify it. However, the Bill explicitly cites the need to comply with the Convention as the reason for its drafting, hence the reliance of this briefing on the Convention as a guide and litmus test for the analysis.

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