Issue 1 (2015)

PROHIBITION OF TORTURE PROHIBITION OF TORTURE

Abstract: Present article describes nature of torture as internationally prohibited crime, according to the 1984 Convention Against Torture, 1950 European Convention on Human Rights and other relevant international acts, as well as domestic legislation of Georgia, its constitution and criminal code. Some facts of torture, which took place in prisons of Georgia while regime of National Movement, when they governed this country as a ruling party, are mentioned. Some useful comparisons and conclusions are made for those readers, who still can not recognize the scope of torture, the problem of its subjects and basic obligations of the states, which had ratified not very famous 1984 Convention Against Torture. The article will assist students of law schools, including graduate ones, having interest in this particular issue and in gaining new information about most recent publishing (books) of the most qualified international lawyers, who dedicated their works to this problematic topic, for example Torture Team written by professor Philippe Sands in 2008.

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