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States, individuals must be held accountable for torture and ill-treatment: UN report

Failing to take measures to ensure accountability for torture and ill-treatment gives rise to legal responsibilities of not only states but also individuals under...

US calls on Turkey to cease human rights abuses, restore democracy

A member of the Delegation of the United States to the UN Human Rights Council in an address during the organization’s 37th session in...

UN official concerned about use of ‘brutal interrogation techniques’ in Turkey

A top UN official has expressed unease over increased allegations of torture and ill treatment in police custody in Turkey, voicing his suspicions about...

[OPINION] The UN confirms torture and abuse in Turkey

by Abdullah Bozkurt A damning report by the United Nations on allegations of torture and ill treatment in Turkey’s prisons and detention centers under an...

UN rapporteur speaks of environment conducive to torture in Turkey

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer during a press conference in Ankara on Friday talked about an environment conducive to torture following...

UN torture rapporteur Melzer to visit Turkish prisons next week

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer will be in Turkey from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 at the invitation of the Turkish government where...

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