National Implementation of IHL
Law No. 65 on Punishment of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 2017
قانون رقم 65 لسنة 2017، معاقبة التعذيب وغيره من ضروب المعاملة أو العقوبة القاسية أو اللاانسانية أو المهينة


The law consists of 6 articles. The first article amends the already existing Article 401 of the Penal Code, which criminalized “violent practices” aimed at extracting confessions, and punished those responsible with penalties ranging from three months to three years in prison. The amended article provides a definition of torture. The other articles cover subjects of: orders of torture, falling under statute of limitations (al-taqadum), evidence, procedures of investigations, and date of law’s entry into effect.

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