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9. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

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This chapter talks about the Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, which is adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1984. It describes 33 articles agreed by the States Parties to this Convention. The States Parties agreed upon the articles by considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, and recognizing that those rights derive from the inherent dignity of the human person.

Keywords: cruel treatment; degrading treatment; General Assembly; human family; inherent dignity; inhuman treatment; punishment; States Parties; Torture; United Nations



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