Joint Observations regarding Revised General Comment No. 1 (2017) on the implementation of article
3 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment
March 2017
Table of Contents
I.

Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………..……...3

II.

Detailed comments on specific sections and paragraphs of the draft…………………………...3
a) Section I: Introduction, paragraphs 1-3………………………………………………………...…3
b) Terminology…………………………………………………………………………………………..4
c) Section II: General principles, paragraphs 4-17………………………………………………...…5
i) Paragraph 7……………………………………………………………………………………….5
ii) Paragraph 8……………………………………………………………………………………….5
iii) Paragraphs 8, 15 and 16………………………………………………………………………….5
iv) Paragraphs 9 and 10...................………………………………………………………………....7
v) Paragraph 11……………………………………………………………………………………...9
vi) Paragraph 12……………………………………………………………………………………...9
vii) Paragraph 13…………………………………………………………………………………….11

AI Index: IOR 40/6040/2017

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