Latest torture News

Comment by UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Liz Throssell on executions in Singapore
South Australian Psychiatrists are Asking if Restraint Should be Used to Give Forced Electroshock
Police lay armed robbery charges at Mount Isa
UN expert welcomes historic verdict in universal jurisdiction case: Iran
UN Committee against Torture to review United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, State of Palestine and Botswana
Police update 1: Homicide investigation at Rangeville
Police update: Homicide investigation at Rangeville
Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Istanbul Protocol – launch of revised version of international guidelines for investigating and documenting torture
Kidnapping and robbery with violence charges at Morayfield
UN experts denounce Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, urge action to mitigate consequences
How many more apologies will our Governments need to give First Nations people?
Community and cultural initiatives recognised through grants program
When Talking Merely Made Things Worse
Police lay robbery with violence charges at Aspley
Greens call for government to implement all recommendations of Casey report into detention of asylum seekers
Greens demand independent oversight of police and prisons, after officer inappropriately touched sedated First Nations child
One year after Palma attacks, thousands continue to flee violence in northern Mozambique
Police charge man with multiple sexual assault offences at Maroochydore
UN expert calls on States to ensure accountability, transparency and access to sites of secret detention
Press briefing notes on Egypt executions
Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on execution of 81 people in Saudi Arabia
Unless States start “walking their talk” torture ban will remain “pie in sky” – UN expert
Press briefing notes on Ukraine 11 March
Support for NSW Residents Affected by invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces
Greens celebrate historic day for Rainbow communities
Brazil must abide by international obligations and strengthen its torture prevention system, say UN experts
UN experts call for urgent repatriation of seriously ill woman from Syria camp: Canada
Appointment of Tasmanian National Preventive Mechanism
Press briefing notes on Afghanistan 1 February
UN experts to hold high-level talks to reinforce torture prevention system: Brazil
UN expert urges States to ‘save their boys’ caught up in ISIL prison attack: Syria
UN expert postpones visit to Brian K. after positive steps by authorities: Switzerland
UN rights experts decry imminent execution of juvenile offender Hossein Shahbazi in Iran
Homicide charges in Rangeville, QLD
“Ugly chapter of unrelenting human rights violations” – UN experts: Guantanamo Bay
Experts welcome corrective decisions of Federal Court in case of “Brian K.”: Switzerland
UN experts condemn secret execution of Kurdish prisoner in Iran
UN Torture Committee deplores lack of cooperation in torture complaints procedure: Burundi
UN experts say extradition of Uyghur asylum seeker to China violates principle of non-refoulement: Morocco
UN experts condemn conviction of Pakistan human rights defender and minority activist Idris Khattak
Press briefing notes on Myanmar 10 December
Bachelet deplores conviction and sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar
Ecuador has obligation to ensure security inside prisons, UN experts
Cease threats and intimidation of human rights lawyer – UN expert: Lebanon
Comment by UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Liz Throssell on execution of juvenile offender Arman Abdolali
Press briefing notes on Nepal
Press briefing notes on Ethiopia