ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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A Critical Appraisal of the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010

The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 - introduced in the Lok Sabha in the budget session - only pays lip service to the obligations set by the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to which India is a signatory and is nothing but a mere eyewash. The proposed legislation is not only a climb- down from the standards set by the UN Convention against Torture, but, in many ways, is in direct opposition to the basic norm of adherence to at least the minimum standards set down with respect to the right to freedom from torture.



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