UN rights expert urges refusal of goods from countries engaging in torture

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez [official profile] on Wednesday urged [news release] governmental bodies to refuse goods and information obtained by “acts of torture and ill-treatment” in other countries. Mendez noted the hypocrisy of governments that condemn torture committed by another country while continuing to accept products and information from them. He stated that the justification behind the complete prohibition of torture and also of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/03/un-rights-expert-urges-countries-to-refuse-goods-and-information-from-countries-engaging-in-torture-.php

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