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New Compilation of Torture Laws


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

APT Compilation of Torture Laws
The APT is pleased to announce a new research tool, the Compilation of Torture Laws, now accessible at www.apt.ch/laws

Focusing on issues related to the criminalisation of torture, this tool compiles national laws of State Parties to the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT).

The Compilation gives an overview of national laws of each State Party, such as Constitutions, Penal Codes, Criminal Procedure Codes, Anti-Torture Acts or other relevant laws. It includes the text of the relevant provisions in the State’s official language(s), accompanied, for most countries, with an English translation.

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