Human Rights – Torture & Prevention

Torture is one of the most severe abuses of a person’s basic human rights. It degrades one’s dignity, both physically and mentally, and has far-reaching implications for one’s family and society. As assured by international law and established in the UN Convention Against Torture, freedom from torture is a universal and essential human right for all. However, the practice appears to be alarmingly common, especially in areas where it is not visible to the public.

International law defines a ban of torture as a basic concept. Torture, as well as any other inhuman, or degrading punishment, is outlawed at all times, including during wartime. No national emergency, no matter how urgent, ever excuses the use of the force. No one should be sent back to a position where they will be tortured. Despite this, many nations and militant forces have used torture. Torture is seen all over the world, according to Human Rights Watch.  

The Nelson Mandela Rules

Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years, including 18 years on the notorious Robben Island. He advocated for the freedom and fair treatment of prisoners as a prisoner. As well as the full ban of torture at all times. The revised United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, also known as the Nelson Mandela Rules, reaffirms these standards.

The Nelson Mandela Laws were updated and renamed in 2015 after the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners were introduced in 1957. They are often viewed as the principal source of guidelines pertaining to detention care by governments. Solitary isolation, body searches, and the understanding that independent healthcare practitioners have a responsibility to refrain from engaging in torture. Or other ill-treatment are all contained in the new guidelines.

FSF-IHCE is devoted to eliminating any forms of torture and ill treatment. Any direct or passive participation in acts of torture is categorically condemned by us.

FSF-IHCE is devoted to stopping torture and getting those who conduct it to justice. FSF-IHCE also seek to ensure that torture victims have restitution, which requires an enforceable right to equal and adequate compensation as well as complete recovery.


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