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Israel: Fear of the legalization of torture

, Index number: MDE 15/079/1999

In October 1999, a bill was introduced into Israel's parliament, which would allow the General Security Service to torture or ill-treat detainees during interrogation. If the bill passes, Israel would be in breach of the the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which it ratified in 1991.

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