Bangladesh : ICJ legal opinion on the infliction of extra-legal penalties involving corporal punishment

The Legal Opinion addresses the international obligation on Bangladesh to ensure that no one within its jurisdiction be subject to torture,cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

The opinion is provided for use by the petitioners in the matter before the Supreme Court of Bangladesh (High Court Division) concerning the imposition in Bangladesh, by order of traditional village tribunals, of extra-legal penalties amounting to beating and whipping.

Bangladesh-infliction of extra-legal penalties involving corporal punishment-legal submission-2010 (full text, PDF)

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