ISHR Issues Statement on ‘Paving the way to the 2nd cycle of the UPR’

ISHR Issues Statement on ‘Paving the way to the 2nd cycle of the UPR’

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) has issued a statement on ‘Paving the way to the second cycle of the UPR (Panel on technical cooperation)’, which was delivered at the 19th session of the Human Rights Council under Item 10, on 21 March 2012. The statement emphasised that technical cooperation should be supportive of [...]

APT’s Guidance on Selection of Candidates and on Current Membership of the SPT

APT’s Guidance on Selection of Candidates and on Current Membership of the SPT

In advance of the October 2012 elections at the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) has published two practical papers to assist national actors in identifying the best candidates at the domestic level. The first provides guidance on the selection of candidates at the domestic level; [...]

Bradley Manning’s treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules

Bradley Manning’s treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules

The UN special rapporteur on torture has formally accused the US government of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment towards Bradley Manning, the US soldier who was held in solitary confinement for almost a year on suspicion of being the WikiLeaks source.
Juan Mendez has completed a 14-month investigation into the treatment of Manning since the soldier’s [...]