Thursday, April 08, 2010

Please fight for a better law against torture in India

The Union Cabinet of the government of India will today discuss about introducing a domestic law criminalising torture in the country. Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights(PVCHR) welcomes the move and finds it as an encouraging opportunity for the law enforcement agencies, civil society organisations and for the general public to participate in local and national discourse about how the law against torture should be and what it must address. A draft Bill prepared by the government in 2008 is available here. Prevention of Torture Bill, 2008

PVCHR is fighting for ratification of UNCAT and enactment of pro-victim domestic law against torture.Please see the link:

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