LAW AGAINST TORTURE(G1G2G4) (ISSUE (2 decades --> India has not…
LAW AGAINST TORTURE(G1G2G4)
India has a globle voice against extreme violence, should bring globally acceptable law against torture
UN CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE
Take action against torture in its territory
Prohibit transport of people where there is a reason to believe they will be tortured.
After ratification by 20 states --> came into force on 26 June 2016 --> International day in support of torture victims.
at of 2017 --> 161 parties
It is imperative that a strong law that criminalizes torture, imposes stringent punishment for it and contains liberal provisions for those suffering torture to complain against their perpetrators, prosecute them and be compensated and rehabilitated, is passed at the earliest.
2 decades --> India has not ratifies UN convention against torture
This is important --> because country has pending extradition request
SC --> absence of stand alone law against torture will prevent countries from extraditing
India is subjected to periodic review of its human rights obligation at the UN human rights council in Geneva
Extradition request for Purulia arms drop case suspect Kim Davy failed owing to apprehention that he may be tortured in India
India will be better seen as adhering to the international treaties.
DOES INDIA NEED LAW
Such law already exist in IPC
However stand alone law shows more commitment
Prevention of torture Bill 2010 was passed in LK, but referred to select committee in RS
Committee recommended exhaustive amendments to make it consistent with languages and intent of the convention --> the bill then lapsed
The current structure is inadequate to prevent torture in the country