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The United Nations Convention against Torture

Manfred Nowak

The United Nations Convention against Torture

A Commentary (Oxford Commentaries on International Law)

by Manfred Nowak

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Criminal law,
  • Human rights,
  • International human rights law,
  • Prisons,
  • War crimes,
  • Law,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Criminal Procedure,
  • International,
  • Law / Criminal Procedure

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages600
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10146430M
    ISBN 100199280002
    ISBN 109780199280001

    The United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT) is the only legally binding convention at the universal level concerned exclusively with the erad-ication of torture. The main objective of the Convention is to lay down oblig-ations on States Parties to establish and exercise jurisdiction over the . The prohibition of torture - the right to physical and mental integrity - is guaranteed in the strongest terms under international law. It is protected as an absolute right, non-derogable even in times of war or public emergency under many human rights treaties and is also generally accepted as a part of customary international law and even ius cogens.

    Get this from a library! The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture. [Rachel Murray;] -- The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention Against Torture was adopted in and provides for the establishment of national preventive mechanisms to stop torture from happening. This. CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The States Parties to this Convention, Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

      United Nations Committee Against Torture: An Assessment. Chris Ingelse. Martinus The Drafting of the UN Convention against Torture. The State Complaints Procedure submit supervision suspects of torture Switzerland systematic torture torture and cruel treatment or punishment treaty bodies United Nations universal jurisdiction Reviews: 1. The Convention Against Torture applies to all U.S. actions inside the United States and all U.S. actions outside the United States wherever the U.S. exercises effective control. For example, the Convention applies to the actions of U.S. officials at U.S. detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay and Iraq.


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The United Nations Convention against Torture by Manfred Nowak Download PDF EPUB FB2

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December entry into force 26 Junein accordance with article 27.

The Torture Convention. The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the “Torture Convention”) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December (resolution 39/46).

The Convention entered into force on 26 June after it had been ratified by 20 States. The main instrument to combat torture within the framework of the United Nations is the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).

It is one of the few human rights treaties which makes explicit use of criminal law in order to prevent and eradicate violations- the main obligation of States Cited by: The United Nations Convention Against Torture: A Handbook on the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, Or Degrading Treatment Or Punishment Volume 9 of International Studies in Human Rights: Author: J.

Hermann Burgers: Editor: Hans Danelius: Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ISBN:Length Reviews: 1. convention against torture Download convention against torture or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get convention against torture book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. The United Nations Convention Against Torture. rows  The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or.

The prohibition of torture - the right to physical and mental integrity - is guaranteed in the strongest terms under international law.

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Nijhoff ; Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers Dordrecht ; Boston: Norwell, MA, U.S.A The United Nations Convention Against Torture and its Optional Protocol: A Commentary (Oxford Commentaries on International Law) [Nowak, Manfred, Birk, Moritz, Monina, Giuliana] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The United Nations Convention Against Torture and its Optional Protocol: A Commentary (Oxford Commentaries on International Law)Brand: Oxford University Press. The UN Convention against Torture has been at the forefront of combating impunity for serious international crimes, especially in terms of the arrangement of provisions on universal jurisdiction and the duty to prosecute in Articles 5 and 7.

The first edition of this book was written during the so-called ‘war on terror’ (–), which undermined the universal consensus on the absolute prohibition of torture and other forms of ill-treatment.

Since then, several important developments in the field have been seen. There has been a considerable change in the ratification status of both the Convention against Torture and its.

Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 Decem ber Authentic texts: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Registered ex officio on 26 June MULTILATERAL. The United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention against Torture) was adopted in and entered into force in The Convention against Torture is the most comprehensive international treaty dealing with torture.

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December Entry into force 26 Junein accordance with article 27 (1). Status of signatures. torture is the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention or CAT),3 which obligates parties to prohibit the use of torture and to require the punishment or extradition of torturers found within their territorial jurisdiction.

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE. The Committee Against Torture (CAT) is the body of 10 independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by its State parties.

More about the Committee against Torture. (2) That the United States declares, pursuant to Arti paragraph 1, of the Convention, that it recognizes the competence of the Committee against Torture to receive and consider communications to the effect that a State Party claims that another State Party is.

The United Nations Charter is the only primary International law for the adjudication of the United Nations Convention against Torture. As a charter, it is a constituent treaty, and all members are bound by its articles.

Furthermore, Article of the Charter states that obligations to the United Nations prevail over all other treaty obligations. How to Apply for Convention Against Torture Protection By Dagmar R. Myslinska If you are physically present in the U.S., and are applying for asylum, you should also apply for protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture (“CAT”) if you fear torture in your country of origin.

The book is a particularly helpful tool for asylum lawyers, human rights advocates, and other practitioners.

It is also a reference work of significant value to scholars interested in non-refoulement under both conventions and in the context of human rights or refugee law in general. The United Nations Convention against Torture (CAT) Cited by: 3. Get this from a library! The United Nations Convention against Torture: a commentary.

[Manfred Nowak; Elizabeth McArthur; Kerstin Buchinger] -- "The prohibition of torture - the right to physical and mental integrity - is guaranteed in the strongest terms under international law.

It is protected as an absolute right, non-derogable even in.Abstract. On 26 JuneThe United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment entered into force.

1 The Convention has been ratified at the time of writing by twenty States including Switzerland.The prohibition of torture - the right to physical and mental integrity - is guaranteed in the strongest terms under international law.

It is protected as an absolute right, non-derogable even in times of war or public emergency under many human rights treaties and is also generally accepted as a part of customary international law and even ius : Hardcover.