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(p. 234) 14. Freedom from torture; cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment 

(p. 234) 14. Freedom from torture; cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment
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(p. 234) 14. Freedom from torture; cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment
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Rhona K. M. Smith

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10.1093/he/9780198746218.003.0014
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date: 27 January 2020

Course-focused and comprehensive, the ‘Textbook on’ series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter examines the prohibition of torture and similar forms of punishment by international human rights law. Regional and international human rights bodies have developed specific instruments and monitoring systems designed to combat such practices. The chapter argues that exhaustive definitions of the components of the prohibition on torture would not help in abolishing the practice; there is a real risk that such a list would encourage ever more innovative and horrific examples of inhumanity.

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