ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 18

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: Review laws to repeal any possible justification for torture, in line with international standards (including ICCPR article 7).

Original UN recommendation

The State party should review its legislation with a view to ensuring that any possible defences for torture are repealed, in accordance with article 7 of the Covenant and other internationally accepted standards.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

7 (freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment)

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