Readers who have been following the debate on the Prevention of Torture Bill with us will be interested in Arun Ferreira’s recent article in the EPW, which, reflecting the concerns already highlighted on this blog, suggests that the Bill ‘is nothing but a mere eyewash. The proposed legislation is not only a climbdown from the standards set by the UN Convention against Torture, but, in many ways, is in direct opposition to the basic norm of adherence to at least the minimum standards set down with respect to the right to freedom from torture.’
Professor Tarunabh Khaitan is a Professor of Public Law & Legal Theory and the Vice Dean at the Faculty of Law, Oxford. He is also a Professor and Future Fellow at Melbourne Law School. He is the founding General Editor of the Indian Law Review and the founder & Chief Advisor of the Junior Faculty Forum for Indian Law Teachers.
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