UN requests UK anti-torture statement

[JURIST] The UN Committee Against Torture called Friday for a definitive statement by the United Kingdom that "evidence" procured through torture is unadmissible at trial. The Committee, which monitors adherence to the UN Convention Against Torture, is acting in response to an August ruling by the Court of Appeals for England and Wales that stated evidence obtained by torture could be admitted in UK courts unless it was done by or with the instruction of UK agents. Amnesty International has the more.



 

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