Our Parliament 11: Torture Victim Damages (English audio-19min)

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Our Parliament: Torture Victim Damage
Torture in this country is outlawed and this has been true since the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture law was passed by Parliament and assented to by the President in 2012.The practice of torture, defined in the law as, any act that intentionally inflicts severe pain and suffering on a person to coerce, intimidate or punish them, continues in spite of the law with the Annual Police Crime report of 2013 recorded 1462 cases of child abuse and torture. The law however does give the victims an opportunity to seek justice, justice that includes compensation for their pain and suffering. Yet as the saying goes justice delayed is justice denied, many torture victims are yet to be compensated. Why?

Our Parliament: Torture Victim Damage

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