The Latest Call for Inputs from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture

seeks Accountability for Torture and Degrading Treatment!

GREAT NEWS !!!  For those who have been awaiting some word from Nils Melzer, the Special Rapporteur on Torture, it seems he has not been sitting idle after all since delivering his report on cybertorture last year.  He is now preparing to take his mandate to the next level in calling for accountability for those who inflict torture and degrading treatment on their victims. 

He writes:  "in line with the Human Rights Council's encouragement to observe a victims-centred approach in the exercise of his mandate (HRC Res. 43/20), the Special Rapporteur considers it timely to dedicate his next interim report to the General Assembly to the topic of accountability for torture and ill-treatment."

Omg, it is so about time that someone is finally talking about accountability for the heinous atrocities that we see occurring daily in our community!

The next United Nations Human Rights Council meeting will be held June 21 - July 9, 2021. The questionnaire that the Special Rapporteur is calling for is due by May 15.  

Those who wish to visit his webpage and reply to his "Call for Inputs' may click here for the latest 'Call for Inputs' page.

The questionnaire itself may be found here at this link.


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