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Ill-treatment within the Korean army: Addressing distorted military culture
December 15, 2015

Incidents of bullying or assault among soldiers in the military do not generally qualify as torture. However, when conscripted soldiers are bullied or assaulted under the pretext of ensuring discipline (while they are isolated from civilian society), such actions can be considered as ‘inhuman or degrading treatment’ under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

The paradox of temporary lock-up cells in the Philippines
December 2, 2015
Good internal data systems - important tools for prevention of torture
November 3, 2015
Shaker Aamer is almost home but the key issues remain unresolved
October 30, 2015
Yes, a slap in the face is ill-treatment
October 26, 2015
More than a symbolic gesture: a museum for torture victims in the Philippines
October 15, 2015
Independent experts wanted! Election to the UN Committee against Torture
September 21, 2015
Independence and NHRIs: What do we mean?
August 19, 2015
Torture? In Europe? Looking back at 25 years of torture prevention in Europe
May 20, 2015
Understanding the roots of discrimination against LGBTI people
May 17, 2015
French court taking the road to justice after Guantanamo
April 21, 2015
The aftertaste of prison
April 2, 2015
Does torture prevention actually work?
February 3, 2015
Why we should celebrate the Magna Carta anniversary in 2015
January 29, 2015

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This blog provides a platform for APT staff members and guests to share their insights, views and analysis on issues related to the prevention of torture around the world. The views expressed in the blog are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect APT’s position.We welcome your suggestions and comments to Rosita Ericsson, rericsson@apt.ch