Far from being a mediaeval practice eradicated in modern times, torture continues to thrive the world over, mostly in places where people are deprived of their liberty, but also elsewhere. Nowhere are people totally free from the risk of torture and other ill-treatment, whether directly by officials or through official complicity, inaction or failure. This manual outlines the safeguards that exist in international law to protect people against torture, and gives examples of successful campaigning techniques to put an end to torture. It covers the human rights standards that apply at every stage from arrest and detention to trial and imprisonment. It outlines the key steps that governments and campaigners can take to end torture and other ill treatment and gives ideas for activism based on Amnesty's own tried and tested methods.Main Points* A vital one-stop resource for information on the prevention of torture* Outlines the key steps that governments and campaigners can take to end heinous abuse of torture and other ill treatments. * Provides detailed information on legal safeguards* Offers ideas for activism based on Amnesty's own tried and tested methods.
* Of use to anyone working to expose and combat torture and other ill-treatment, including human rights defenders, lawyers, judges, law enforcement officers and other public officials, legislators, health professionals and the media.