ICJ submission on Kyrgyzstan to the Committee against Torture

The ICJ has submitted to the Committee against Torture comments in advance of its consideration of the Second Periodic Report of Kyrgyzstan under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).

The ICJ submission focuses on concerns about the implementation by Kyrgyzstan of Articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 16 of the CAT concerning:

a) failure to prevent torture and other ill-treatment of persons in detention;

b) application of the definition of the crime of torture and its implications;

c) failure to ensure and respect the right of detainees of access to a lawyer;

d) failure to ensure independent, impartial and thorough investigation of acts of torture and other ill-treatment; and

e) failure to respect the prohibition of the use of evidence obtained under torture or other ill-treatment.

Finally, the submission addresses the failure of the authorities to ensure reparation to victims of torture and other ill-treatment, including that which should result from findings of violations by UN treaty bodies.

Kyrgyzstan- CAT51-Legal submission-2013 (download the submission in pdf)

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