India’s Denial of Torture and Non-Ratification of the UN Convention against Torture

  • Sakshi Kamulkar
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  • Sakshi Kamulkar

    Student at NMIMS, Navi Mumbai, India

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This research paper delves into the complex issues surrounding India's non-ratification of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The paper examines India's reasons for not ratifying the Convention, emphasizing concerns about sovereignty and the impact on domestic laws. It scrutinizes the notorious Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) and its implications for human rights, emphasizing the need for accountability and reform. The paper also explores the international perspective on India's stance, highlighting the criticism and recommendations from various international organizations and human rights bodies. India's failure to ratify the Convention, despite being a prominent democracy and a member of the UN Human Rights Council, is underscored as a significant concern. In conclusion, the research paper sheds light on the urgency of addressing issues related to torture, non-ratification of international conventions, and the need for stronger anti-torture legislation in India, providing recommendations for a way forward.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 1032 - 1040


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