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Philippines: Zero convictions under the Anti-Torture Act since 2009 despite constant allegations of torture and ill-treatment

News Nov 19, 2014 - In 2009, the Anti-Torture Act was passed by the Government of the Philippines, a landmark for the recognition of human rights in the

Gambia: UN Special Rapporteurs prevented from investigating in Gambia’s detention facilities

News Nov 19, 2014 - Two UN Special Rapporteurs conducted their first visit to Gambia. Although they followed an invitation of the Gambian Government, they were prevented from

Eritrea: HRC announces members of Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea

News Sep 29, 2014 - In June 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council established a Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea to investigate allegations of human rights abuses.

Nigeria: Torture is “an integral part of policing in Nigeria“

News Sep 22, 2014 - Amnesty International (AI) published a new report of the alarming situation of the routine use of torture and ill-treatment by security forces and

Mexico: Torture and ill-treatment increased by 600% in the last decade

News Sep 15, 2014 - Amnesty International (AI) released a new report drawing an alarming conclusion about torture and ill-treatment in Mexico. According to AI, reported cases of

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