ICJ intervention on the review of the mandate of the special rapporteur on torture and other punishment

As the Special Rapporteur on torture has demonstrated a valuable guidance on the complex issues raised by torture and ill-treatment, the ICJ supported the renewal of his mandate for 3 years.

At the Human Rights Council, the ICJ recalled the absolute nature of the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, which is facilitated through the complementary and also absolute obligation of non-refoulement, which prohibits return of people to countries where they may face a risk of torture or ill-treatment, as well as other gross human rights violations, including enforced disappearance, extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions or unfair trial.

ICJ Intervention on the review-non-legal submission-2008 (full text, PDF)

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