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Spain: A Briefing for the UN Committee Against Torture - Update.

, Index number: EUR 41/014/2002

In October 2002 Amnesty International submitted a briefing to the UN Committee against Torture. The Committee examined Spain's fourth periodic report on its implementation of the UN Convention against Torture in November 2002. The briefing to the Committee is attached with this document. From this it will be seen that Amnesty International focused its attention on: the definition of torture in the Spanish Penal Code; torture during incommunicado detention; racism in law and practice; race-related torture and ill-treatment by law enforcement officers; rape as torture; impunity; and compensation levels in cases of torture.

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