TORTURE


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THE WORLD

Amnesty International

26 June 2002 ACT 40/001/2002
    Fifteen years on from the entry into force of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, torture and ill-treatment continue to be recorded in at least 111 countries throughout the world, and the Convention remains the least ratified of the six existing international human rights treaties.
ISRAEL & OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
  Israel has been one of the few countries in the wold where torture has been officially sanctioned by the courts.