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Second Country Report on implementation of Convention against Torture approved

VGP - Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang has signed a Decision approving the Second Country Report on the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).

February 15, 2024 7:44 PM GMT+7
Second Country Report on implementation of Convention against Torture approved - Ảnh 1.

Viet Nam became the 158th member state of the Convention in 2015. The country has adopted several measures to implement the Convention, showcasing its determination and consistent policy in ensuring human rights.

Many regulations on preventing and punishing acts related to torture in the CAT Convention have been integrated into Viet Nam's 2015 Penal Code and the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code (revised in 2021), the 2015 Law on Organization of Criminal Investigation Agencies, the Law on Enforcement of Custody and Temporary Detention, the Law on Denunciations, the Law on Amnesty, and the Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments.

In addition, hundreds of guiding documents have been issued to standardize processes to prevent acts of torture and protect those at risk of torture; better support victims of torture during the process of resolving complaints, investigations, detention, prosecution, trial, execution of criminal sentences, and compensation.

Viet Nam submitted the First Country Report to the Committee Against Torture in 2017, presented and defended the information and data in the First Country Report before the Committee Against Torture in 2018.

In fact, the nation has established the Central Judicial Reform Steering Committee and the Judicial Reform Steering Committee at the provincial level nationwide to promote a clean, strong, democratic, and strict judiciary, and so protecting and gradually modernizing justice to serve the people, including the right to not be tortured.

On February 14, 2023, Viet Nam issued a plan to strengthen the effective implementation of the Convention and promote the implementation of the recommendations of the Committee against Torture./.