Tajikistan: ICJ submission to Committee against Torture

The ICJ today submitted a report to the UN Committee against Torture, calling for recommendations to be made on prevention of and accountability for continued recourse to torture and ill-treatment in Tajikistan.

The ICJ’s submission is made ahead of consideration by the Committee against Torture in April to May 2018 of Tajikistan’s third periodic report on the implementation of its obligations under the Convention against Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

The ICJ’s report draws from an earlier study on Achieving Justice for Gross Human Rights Violations in Tajikistan and calls on the Committee against Torture to make recommendations concerning:

  • The obligation to adequately sanction torture;
  • The obligation to prevent torture and other forms of ill-treatment, including in places of detention;
  • The obligation to investigate allegations of torture and ill-treatment;
  • The use of amnesties and pardons for torture;
  • The prohibition against the use of evidence obtained by torture;
  • The right to complain about torture and ill-treatment; and
  • The right of victims to effective remedies and reparation.

Tajikistan-CAT-Advocacy-AlternativeReport-2018ENG (download the ICJ’s submission, in PDF)

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