The Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

The Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Definition

An international treaty to which the United States is a party that prohibits governments from utilizing torture within their borders and prevents countries from returning or extraditing any person to a country where there is a substantial likelihood that the person would be tortured regardless of whether the torture would be on account of protected grounds or the person has been convicted of serious crimes.

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