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Presentation before Select Committee on Prevention of torture bill

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From: PVCHR ED []
Sent: 16 September 2010 09:46
Subject: Presentation before Select Committee on Prevention of torture bill

Sri Mahesh Tiwari
Joint Director, Rajya Sabha


Sub; Prevention of torture Bill 2010.

With reference to your public notification, we in Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) request you to provide us the opportunity to appear before the honourable members of the select committee for a presentation/submission. The organisation will be represented by Dr Lenin Raghuvanshi, Executive Director, Ms Emma Reilly, Law Officer, Rehabilitation and Research centre for Torture Victims(RCT), research partner of PVCHR. In case, of any eventuality, Dr Mohanlal Panda, Advisor, PVCHR will be present.

Please find the first attached the document PVCHR has circulated to all the honourable members of parliament and has placed it in public domain for necessary inputs. this document has been generated by legal team of RCT through its work with PVCHR in the last four years with victims of torture in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

This document, is a study, highlighting the gaps between the UNCAT and what the present bill offers to the citizens.

Our organisations' initiative for establishing 'Testimonial Therapy'
has helped in empowering victims of torture and their psychological rehabilitation. Please find the document as second annexure on right to rehabilitation.

Kind regards

Dr. Lenin
Executive Director-PVCHR/JMN

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