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  • Did you know of existence of Act No. 12 of 2012?
  • This Act talks of crimes of torture and cruel, Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • It was assented on 13th April 2017 and commenced implementation on 20th April 2017.
  • It may be cited as prevention of torture Act 2016

Section 6 of this Act stipulates that there is no justification for torture 6(1) No exceptional circumstances, including:

  1. A state of war or threat of war
  2. Internal political instability, or
  3. A public emergency
  1. May be involved as justification of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of punishment.
  2. An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as justification for torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  3. A person shall not be held liable to disciplinary action or criminal prosecution only on account of refusing to obey an order from a superior office or public authority to commit, aid or abet in the torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment or offence under this Act.

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