Committee for the prevention of torture in africa: submission on the draft general comment on the right to redress for victims of torture and ill-treatment

Amnesty International welcomes and strongly supports the important initiative taken by the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa to draft a General Comment on the Right to Redress for Victims of Torture or Ill-Treatment under Article 5 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The zero draft that has been circulated for consultation promises to make an important contribution towards ensuring that governments fulfil their obligations to provide effective remedies, including full and effective reparation to victims of torture and other ill-treatment. The General Comment will provide a key opportunity for the African Commission to clarify important principles underlying the right to redress for victims of torture and other ill-treatment. This will ultimately ensure better implementation of Article 5. Following the decision by the Committee to open the draft text of the General Comment for public consultations, Amnesty International is very pleased to provide feedback and recommendations for the consideration of the Committee.

https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/AFR0143542016ENGLISH.PDF

 

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