Working paper on non-State torture by the Working Group on GBV

This working paper explores the critical issue of non-State torture, with a focus on women and girls. The paper analyses international, regional, and national legal frameworks, emphasizing a paradigm shift to address the complexities of torture definitions. The comparative overview of anti-torture laws reveals diverse approaches, advocating for a victim-centric, inclusive definition. The conclusion calls for broader legal frameworks and international collaboration, presenting recommendations to reshape our approach to combatting non-State torture. This paper serves as an advocacy tool, urging stakeholders to contribute actively to the eradication of non-State torture and the protection of human dignity.

Read the full working paper here: Stop Non-State Torture: Enforcing Human Rights for Everyone

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