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FACT SHEET: TORTURE AND CRUEL, INHUMAN AND DEGRADING TREATMENT

GAZA, OCCUPIED PALESTINE, 1 NOV 2015 - 31 OCT 2016

14-12-2016 06:22

The figures in this fact sheet, particularly regarding the continued ill-treatment and torture of fishermen and patients as a matter of policy, demonstrate Israel’s complete disregard for its obligations under international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Israel’s history with torture must be recognized first and foremost by the State’s unwillingness to implement legislation criminalizing torture, which compounded by a lack of accountability and access to justice for its victims. Therefore, the likely trajectory is of continued torture and ill-treatment, with impunity.

 

The Israeli closure and blockade of the Gaza Strip and restrictions on movement of Palestinians in the oPt as a whole are considered serious violations of the rights and freedoms of the population causing severe psychological and physical pain amounting to CIDT. The policies that prevent freedom of movement hinder Palestinian access to basic human rights and are an assault on the dignity of the residents.

 

 

Project funded by the European Union - Joint project of Al Mezan Center for Human Rights,  Adalah, and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, in cooperation with the Treatment & Rehabilitation Center and Gaza Community Mental Health Programme. The contents of this workshop are the sole responsibility of Al Mezan and Gaza Community Mental Health Programme and under no circumstances should be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

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