Practice Relating to Rule 90. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
Sudan’s Armed Forces Act (2007) provides:
(2) Subject to provisions of the Criminal Act of 1991, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, whoever commits, within the framework of a methodical direct and widespread attack, directed against civilians, any of the following acts:
(c) torture … of any person.
In 2006, in its third periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, the Sudan stated:
Prohibition of torture is total and shall not be suspended even when a state of emergency is declared. Studies are under way with the intention of ratifying the Convention against Torture (CAT). It is noteworthy that Sudan had signed that Convention since 1986.