Committee Against Torture, session 23 (1999)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee Against Torture's concluding observations to states examined in session 23 (8-19 November 1999)


(18 November 1999, A/54/44, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 74 and 75)

"The Committee expresses its concern about the following:

b) the numerous and continuing reports of allegations of torture in breach of article 1 of the Convention; and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (sometimes involving children) by law enforcement personnel, contrary to article 16 of the Convention.

"The Committee recommends that:

b) in view of the numerous reports of allegations of torture and ill-treatment by law-enforcement personnel, the State party take all necessary effective steps to prevent these events from occurring."

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