ICJ comments on Committee against Torture review of the Russian Federation

The ICJ presented its views on the Russian Federation’s compliance with the Convention against Torture, highlighting torture and ill-treatment in detention, impunity, and refoulement to face torture.

The International Commission of Jurists highlighted, in its submission, situations of widespread practice of torture and other ill-treatment in detention, especially in pre-trial detention facilities, and impunity for torture and ill-treatment, particularly in the North Caucasus. The ICJ also raised concerns about the transfer of suspects to member States of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, in violation of the principle of non-refoulement, and the failure of the Russian Federation to cooperate with the UN mechanisms, especially with regard to visits by the Special Procedures.


Russia-UNCAT-legal submission-2012 (download the ICJ submission)

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