ICJ submission to the Committee Against Torture on the fifth periodic report of Sweden

In its submissions to the Committee Against Torture, the ICJ draws attention to the lack of a definition of torture in Swedish law equivalent to that in Article 1 of the Convention.

In addition the ICJ points out the lack of specific criminal law offences of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; and the failure to institute criminal investigations in respect of a documented case of rendition involving treatment contrary to the Convention.

Sweden-ICJ Submission to the Committee against Torture-Non-judicial submission-2008 (full text, PDF)

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