Material for a 2-hour lesson, part of the Human Rights and Law Enforcement Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.
The right not to be tortured is one of the human rights that have absolute protection in all major human rights documents. Although the right to life is not given absolute protection, the prohibition of torture is total and absolute. There are no exceptions, even in times of national emergency such as war. Police officials are under an obligation to disobey or disregard any order or instruction involving torture or other forms of inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
The goal of this lesson is to teach the participants about the importance of recognising and complying with the total and absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment .
By the end of this lecture the participants will be able to: