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Call for input to a report: Psychosocial dynamics conducive to torture and ill-treatment

CLOSED 21 June 2020, submissions now online on this page
Issued by: Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Purpose: To inform the Special Rapporteur’s annual interim report to be presented to the General Assembly at its 75th Session in October 2020

Background
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 74/143, the Special Rapporteur is mandated to submit an annual interim report to the third committee.

Objectives of the report on Psychosocial Dynamics conducive to torture and ill-treatment
The report aims to explore some of the predominant psychosocial dynamics which, in practice, tend to undermine, circumvent or even paralyse institutional checks and balances, thereby creating environments of unchecked power conducive not only to corruption but also to torture and ill-treatment. The larger purpose of the report is to show that the widespread practice of torture and ill-treatment, as well as societal acquiescence or support for such abuse, are deeply rooted in collective psychosocial behavioural patterns, which either remain largely unconscious to the human mind, or are based on fundamentally flawed rationalizations and severely distorted perceptions of reality. Relevant phenomena include patterns such as ‘system justification’, ‘wilful ignorance’, ‘bystander apathy’, ‘diffusion of responsibility’, ‘obedience’, ‘utilitarian moral disengagement’ and ‘group based moral disengagement’.

Key questions and types of input sought
The upcoming report aims to demonstrate that torture and other forms of ill-treatment cannot be effectively eradicated in any governance system failing to fully acknowledge and rigorously mitigate the corrosive effect of such psychosocial dynamics through normative, institutional and policy measures ensuring full transparency and strict accountability for all exercise of governmental power. With a view to ensuring the broadest possible consultations despite the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, the Special Rapporteur invites electronic submissions from States, civil society, experts and other stakeholders, both on the relevant psychosocial dynamics conducive to torture and ill-treatment and on recommended normative, institutional and policy measures of prevention and mitigation.

Inputs received

Member States

NHRIs
La Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos
NGOs and Civil Society Organizations
Advocacy for Humankind 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Victimas de Acoso y Tortura Electronica | Annex
Accion de los Cristianos Para la Abolicion de la Tortura
Asociacion de Victimas de Corrupcion Judicial
Comision de Derechos Humanos de la Ciudad De Mexico
Centre of Human Rights Fray Matias de Cordova
The Committee of Family Members of the Events of February and March 1989 and the World Organization against Torture
Confederation Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities
Comision Ejecutiva de Atencion a Victimas
Equal Rights Trust
Freedom for Targeted Individuals
International Federation of ACAT- Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture
France Disability
Hungarian Helsinki Committee
Human Rights Defenders
International Association for Human Rights Advocacy
Independent Medico Legal Unit
ITHACA
Justice Project Pakistan
Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights
Medical Action Group
Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha
Odhikar
People against Covert Torture and Surveillance
Targeted America
Trennungsvater e.V.
Academics

Individuals
Electromagnetic Torture
Energy weapons
Military grade
Mind control technology
Harrassment techniques
OAS
WW

— Read on www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Torture/SRTorture/Pages/CallGA75.aspx

Published by lslolo

I am a targeted Individual in the county of KANKAKEE Illinois since 2015- current. I became a victim via my employer which is the state of Illinois Department of Human Services.

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