COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

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Kyrgyzstan establishes a new system to prevent torture
Kyrgyzstan establishes a new system to prevent torture
Following alarming reports of torture in places of detention after the ethnic conflict in 2010, Kyrgyzstan is the first country in Central Asia to adopt a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) law, which establishes a National Centre as an independent body to monitor places of detention.
18 March 2014
Closing the circle for victims of torture
Closing the circle for victims of torture
The UN Committee against Torture calls for an end to amnesties for the perpetrators of torture and ill-treatment.
4 December 2012
Mechanisms to prevent torture in South America: the way forward for Chile
Mechanisms to prevent torture in South America: the way forward for Chile
Human rights experts from the Americas discuss the establishment and role of national mechanisms to prevent torture in detention.
26 June 2012
Immediate action needed to address conditions of detention in Latin America
Immediate action needed to address conditions of detention in Latin America
The UN Human Rights office calls for action by all States to meet agreed international minimum standards for human treatment and adequate conditions of detention.
22 February 2012
The power of art therapy for torture survivors
The power of art therapy for torture survivors
Torture “leaves scars on people, communities and entire societies that can be very difficult to heal,” says UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay.
24 June 2011
UN helps torture victims rebuild their lives
UN helps torture victims rebuild their lives
Torture survivors rebuild their lives at VIVRE CAPREC, a rehabilitation centre funded by the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.
25 May 2011
1st UN Human Rights Chief visit to Iceland
1st UN Human Rights Chief visit to Iceland
The UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay congratulates Iceland on its continuing interest in advancing human rights both at home and internationally
18 June 2010
Vanuatu takes the lead
Vanuatu takes the lead
Vanuatu is set to become the first Pacific Island nation to ratify the Convention against Torture.
18 May 2010
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