Paraguay

The information relating to domestic torture laws has been adapted from the Compilation of Torture Laws tool available on the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) website, available here.

Date of ratification UNCAT: 12 March 1990

Relevant Laws

• Constitution of 20 June 1992
• Penal Code of 1997 (Law 1.160/97, 26 November 1997)

Relevant Articles

• Prohibition of Torture:
o Article 5 of the Constitution

• Definition of Torture:
o Article 309 of the Penal Code

• Penalties:
o Articles 13 and 309 of the Penal Code

• Others:
o Defences: Article 5 of the Constitution

* Information compiled December 2008

Country file can be accessed via APT website here.