Mission to Togo, report of the Special Rapporteur on torture

March 2008

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The Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment undertook a visit to Togo from 11 to 17 April 2007

The Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment undertook a visit to Togo from 11 to 17 April 2007.

The report contains a study of the legal and factual aspects regarding the situation of torture and ill-treatment in Togo.

 

 

He recommends that the Government of Togo take measures in order to fully implement its obligations under its Constitution and international human rights law.

 

In particular, the Special Rapporteur recommends that the Government, with the assistance of the international community, criminalize torture and fight impunity, improve existing safeguards against torture and ensure that they are implemented, introduce and strengthen restorative justice and non-custodial measures of punishment, continue efforts to improve the detention conditions, in particular with a view to providing health care, ensure that the criminal justice system is non-discriminatory at every stage, inter alia through combating corruption.

 

He also makes recommendations with regard to preventing torture, such as defining clear responsibilities for law-enforcement organs and improving their training.

 

 

Consult the whole report below.


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