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Moreover, the Expatriate Affaires Department said that despite the signing of several countries in the world on the International Convention Against Torture adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, the commitment and the respect of it is still modest and Israel comes at forefront of the countries that don't respect this Convention and it exercises the torture on a large scale.
The new piece of legislation seeks to reactivate international conventions ratified by Tunisia, particularly the International Convention against Torture, or also the law on economic security adopted under the former regime, said representative of the Justice Ministry Kadhem Zine El Abidine.
In October 1997, the kingdom ratified the International Convention against Torture.
But, he immediately faced opposition to his stance by Democratic MPs, human rights groups, international agencies, and individuals such as Manfred Nowak, the UN chief official on torture who reminded everybody that the US signed the international Convention against Torture and had to assume responsibility accordingly.
Passages describing forced nudity, the slamming of detainees into walls, prolonged sleep deprivation and the dousing of detainees with water as cold as 41 degrees alternate with elaborate legal arguments concerning the international Convention Against Torture.
Committee against Torture on Wednesday started an examination of Japan's first report in line with an international convention against torture, in which Tokyo touches upon its much-criticized use of the death penalty and its ''substitute prison'' system to keep pretrial suspects in police custody.
Torture, according to the International Convention against Torture of 1984, "means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person.
Granting permission for a judicial review, the judge repeated his comment that 'unfortunately it appears America has a somewhat different view as to what constitutes torture' from the standards applied under the European Convention on Human Rights and the international convention against torture.