Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Enact anti-torture law

In a separate writ petition, the Supreme Court on Sunday ordered the government to enact an anti-torture law with a provision that criminalizes torture. Justices Bal Ram KC and Tahir Ali Ansari passed the order in response to a writ petition seeking a court order to the government to criminalize torture. Human rights lawyers said the order has paved the way for the government to implement the Convention against Torture (CAT). "The order is an important step to implement CAT and now it is binding on the government to abide by the convention," said human rights lawyer Hari Phuyal.

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