26 Nov Taser Can Be Torture says UN Committee Against Torture
The United Nations Committee Against Torture has issued a statement condemning some uses of tasers as a form of torture that violates the U.N. Convention Against Torture. I don’t have a link to their report, and I would be curious to see their analysis. Which kinds of taser use constitutes torture? Or is tasering something that automatically violates the cruel, inhuman, and degrading prohibitions? One interesting question is whether other countries adopt this interpretation of the Convention and just how much influence the UN Committee Against Torture might have.