famalaoan / politiku

Torture

“The Committee against Torture has repeatedly expressed concerns about restrictions on access to abortion and about absolute bans on abortion as violating the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment. On numerous occasions United Nations bodies have expressed concern about the denial of or conditional access to post-abortion care, often for the impermissible purposes of punishment or to elicit confession. The Human Rights
Committee explicitly stated that breaches of article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights include forced abortion, as well as denial of access to safe abortions to women who have become pregnant as a result of rape and raised concerns about obstacles to abortion where it is legal.”

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, by Juan E. Mendez (United Nations)

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