CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 51
Plain English recommendation
Government should: Consider changing the law to ensure that all victims of torture are able to access remedy and obtain redress, wherever the torture has occurred and whatever the nationality of the perpetrator or victim. This is particularly important when a victim is unable to obtain redress in the country where the torture took place.
Original UN recommendation
The Committee calls upon the State party to consider reviewing its legislation in order to ensure that all victims of torture are able to access remedy and obtain redress, wherever the acts of torture have occurred regardless of the nationality of the perpetrator or victim, as recommended by the Committee in its previous concluding observations (CAT/C/GBR/CO/5, para. 22). As indicated in its general comment No. 3 (2012) on the implementation of article 14 (para. 22), the Committee has commended the efforts of States parties for providing civil remedies for victims who were subjected to torture or ill-treatment outside their territory. This is particularly important when a victim is unable to obtain redress in the territory where the violation took place.
Date of UN examination
UN article number
14 (redress, compensation and rehabilitation)