Torture and cruel‚ inhumane‚ and degrading treatment

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Committee raised numerous issues highlighted by human rights organizations in concluding observations as matters of grave concern.
Adalah, Al Mezan and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel submitted a joint NGO report to the Committee and attended the review session in Geneva.
Three cases illustrate examples of the types of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment highlighted in a report submitted to the UN Committee Against Torture
The incident raises serious suspicion of the use of improper practices amounting to torture and cruel treatment, which are prohibited under Israeli law and international law.
A new legislative amendment does not offer any remedy to the victims of the harshest methods Israel uses to elicit confessions during interrogations: namely, Palestinian security detainees and who...
Adalah: "The Court should have accepted the petition from the first moment it was submitted, when it was already clear that there was no justification for the continuation of Allan's detention."
Adalah: The court's request to the state indicates that it believes the petitioners' arguments are correct; the continuation of the detention is therefore very problematic from a legal point of view.
On 11 August 2015, Adalah sent an urgent letter to Dr. Hazi Levi, the director of Barzilai Hospital located in Ashkelon, and the Attorney General demanding that the hospital refrain from...
Adalah and Al Mezan: "With this new law, Israel sanctions torture and ill-treatment." Force-feeding resulted in the death of 3 prisoners on hunger strike in past decades.
Even if canceled in the future, it would be no remedy for those prisoners languishing in prison for years and decades because of false confessions extracted from them by force.
How does Israel commemorate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (26 June)? With this new bill, it gives a green light for torture
The human rights organizations demand the end of the use of administrative detention, to withdraw the proposed Forced-Feeding Bill and the audio/video exemption bill, and to respect for the basic...
Despite Israel Prison Service commitments to Supreme Court, the conditions of transportation for prisoners to medical clinics and courts remain so bad that many prisoners refrain from travelling in...
To this day, Israel has no legislation that establishes or prohibits torture as a crime, as defined in the UN human rights treaties to which Israel is a party.
Adalah's letter was based on 21 shocking testimonies recorded by DCI-P describing physical and psychological torture by Israeli soldiers.
Adalah submitted three reports with partners on Israel's ICCPR violations regarding Palestinian citizens, Arab Bedouins and Torture/CIDT.
On 16 June 2014, the Ministry of Health responded to Adalah’s urgent letter sent on 12 June which called for an immediate end to Israeli hospitals’ shackling of Palestinian hunger-striking...
On 11 June 2014, Adalah sent two urgent letters to the Israel Prison Service (IPS) and the Attorney General demanding that the IPS withdraw its recent decisions preventing Palestinian...
Investigators threatened children with beatings, isolation, torturing their fathers and raping their mothers and sisters; children were denied food for dozens of hours unless they confessed to the...
In its landmark 1999 ruling on torture, the Israeli Supreme Court outlawed certain inhumane and degrading methods of interrogations of Palestinian security suspects. Yet, 14 years later, the...