What do you think of when you hear the word “torture”?
The images that come into your head probably aren’t all that different to mine. The sad fact is that we live in a world where there are too many instances of torture to count. Now, more than ever before, the international community needs a body that is ever-vigilant against this terrible crime and anything that tries to downplay or trivialise its effects must be avoided.
That’s why I was so disappointed at the latest assault on Ireland’s pro-life record, coming, as it does, from the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT).
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