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Torture reforms must tackle implementation gap and end impunity

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Recently, the delegation of the World Organization Against Torture held meetings with state and civil society actors to assess the way forward in implementing the recommendations issued over the last years by the main U.N. anti-torture bodies. The mission took place only a few days after the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall. To our organization’s there is no doubt that such a terrorist act constitutes a crime against humanity and violates the very values human rights law seeks to protect. It is vital for victims and their families to receive support, to receive adequate information about what happened to their loved ones, and that those responsible for such crimes are brought to justice within the ordinary justice process. more

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