Assistant Secretary-General, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, New York; Leanne MacMillan, Director of Research Development, International Rehabilitation Council for Torture
Victims; Rosita Eriksson, Communications Officer, Association for the Prevention of Torture
; and Colm OCuanachain, Acting Secretary-General, Amnesty International.
The event aimed at sensitizing the psychiatric service providers in order to have a better understanding of torture
issue in the country.
But are torture
supporters predisposed to view information gained through coercion as important and necessary, regardless of its actual value in stopping attacks and preventing harm?
The Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention against Torture
) came into force in Tajikistan on 10 February 1995.
Q: What do you think about the efficacy of the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) or the systematic torture
methods used against the terrorism suspects held in the overseas jails of the US government?
And it finds that in no case did torture
yield information that could not have been obtained by other means, while sometimes producing false leads and implicating innocents.
The Israeli rights group B'Tselem listed around 105 torture
A non-governmental human rights organisation, Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) screened the movie which tells the story of Tibetan torture
Commissioning Globescan survey, out of the 21 countries surveyed, Amnesty found out that nearly half (44 percent) of correspondents fear torture
if taken into custody in their countries.
They also called for joining efforts to unveil cases of torture
and bring those involved to justice.
in Egypt has become an "unwritten law" that is more powerful than laws and the constitution, a group of human rights groups said on Wednesday.
As we mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
, I call on Member States to step up efforts to assist all those who have suffered from torture
and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.