Position Paper: A REVIEW OF THE LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORK PREVENTING TORTURE IN SRI LANKA

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Position Paper: A REVIEW OF THE LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORK PREVENTING TORTURE IN SRI LANKA

The right to be free from torture and inhuman and degrading treatment is a basic guarantee, recognized universally and without limitation. It is a right if assailed intrinsically affects the dignity of a person. Governance, in its processes of decision-making and implementation of policy for the benefit of the people, is regularly involved in decisions and actions which affect the dignity of people. As such basic rights are constitutionally guaranteed as a check on government decision and action. Protecting and maintaining the dignity of its people is meshed into the responsibility of all forms and every level of governance.

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