Compliance with the international human rights standards and the high court's guidelines for prohibition of torture: An effective way to curb torture in Bangladesh

Shajeda Akther, Rohaida Nordin

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The most significant impact of torture and other inhuman and degrading treatment is that it hampers the dignity of human rights values. Although, a comprehensive legal regime for prohibition of torture have been embodied in numerous international human rights instruments and eveiy democratic state has accepted it, as fundamental values but the practice is still going on defying the violation of human rights. Accordingly, the prohibition against torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment appears in the constitution of Bangladesh. But, the state of prohibition of torture is far from satisfactory. Rather, torture and inhuman treatment is occurring everyday by the law enforcing agencies ignoring the Constitutional prohibition and High Court's landmark judgment. Within the international law framework and the guidelines of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, this study examines how the state on one hand ensures its compliance with international and national legal standards and on the other hand facilitates torture by law enforcers. In the light of that examination conclusion has been drawn with the reference of the government's role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalSocial Sciences (Pakistan)
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Compliance with international and national standards
  • Court of Bangladesh
  • Facilities for and safeguards against torture
  • Human rights
  • Practice of torture

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