OHCHR, Torture in South America

Letter to the Editor

Getting to where torturers practice their profession

The list of agreements and international measures against torture is long, but this abhorrent practice is still a fact of life for thousands of people in all the countries of our region and the world.

In 1948, the international community condemned torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as one of the most heinous acts that humans can commit against one another. Then they passed an international convention which prohibits torture under all circumstances. A Special Rapporteur was also . . .

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