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Torture constitutes one of the most serious international crimes in the system of international criminal law. The institution of torture was also employed in order to obtain confessions for the commission of certain acts by those who were considered political criminals or those whose activities were against the security of the State. The criminalization of torture was not however effective until the establishment of the United Nations. Islamic international criminal law prohibits any harm or injury to individuals. For this reason information which is extracted under the infliction of torture is invalid. Islamic criminal law or Islamic international criminal law prohibits torture for any purpose and by sudden means. The constitutional legislations of Islamic states also denote the prohibition of torture and respect for the dignity of man in social conduct with all types of administrative justices.

Keywords: international criminal law; Islamic international criminal law; torture



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