ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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India and the Torture Convention

By itself, the Convention Against Torture, which India has belatedly agreed to sign, does not amount to much. It is imperative that the text of India's instrument of ratification is made public and public pressure mounted for declarations under articles 20 and 22 of the Convention. Further, legislation is required to provide extra protection against torture as envisaged by the Convention.

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