Practice Relating to Rule 90. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
Uruguay’s Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2006) lists the following crime under the heading “Crimes against Humanity – Isolated Acts”:
22.2. Torture is understood as:
A) Any act which inflicts severe physical, mental or moral pain or suffering.
B) Subjecting a person to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
C) Any act designed to destroy the victim’s personality or diminish their physical and mental capacity even if it does not cause pain or physical anguish or any act listed in Article 291 of the Penal Code undertaken with the aim to ascertain facts, to punish or to intimidate.
22.3. Torture does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanction.