n Law, Democracy & Development - The betrayal of Steve Biko - South Africa's Initial Report to the UN Committee against Torture and responses from civil society

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



"It took the death of Steve Biko under torture to provoke the [UN] General Assembly into drafting and accepting the 1984 Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which requires state parties to take jurisdiction to punish torture committed within their territory either by or against their nationals."

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