Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Human Rights - prohibition on torture

Sue Welsh is writing a series on the Convention. Today's article is Article 3 - The absolute prohibition of torture
No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
There's no derogation from that one. There's no get out clause. There should never be a need for one. Why is the idea that we can't deport people who are under threat of torture at home controversial? Why is our Government, and it's principle ally, ducking around the issue and trying to justify why certain things aren't torture? What is wrong with the world?

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