International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2005

LouiseArbourThe Coalition of International NGOs Against Torture (CINAT), commends United High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour for making the fight against torture a central theme of this year’s Human Rights Day.

In this context, CINAT wishes to remind States that the prohibition on torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (ill treatment) is absolute and is a peremptory norm under international law.

human rights day-press release-2005 (full text in English, PDF)

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