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Article 15 - Freedom from torture or cruel,

inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

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International human rights conventions and other legal instruments
 

ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
CERD: Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CAT: Convention Against Torture
CRC: Convention on the Rights of the Child
ILO Convention 159: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons)
ILO Recommendation 168: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons)



Article 15
Related to para. 1

ICCPR, Article 7: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.


CRC, Article 37(a): States Parties shall ensure that: … (a) No child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment…


CMW, Article 10: No migrant worker or member of his or her family shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.


Related to para. 2

CAT, Article 2(1): Each State Party shall take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction.


CAT, 16(1): Each State Party shall undertake to prevent in any territory under its jurisdiction other acts of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment which do not amount to torture as defined in article I…

 

 

 


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