The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has commended government for adopting the Criminalization of Torture in Zambia Bill saying it will enhance protection of the right to freedom from torture or inhuman treatment. In a statement yesterday, HRC spokesperson Muleya Mweelwa stated that providing legal guarantees to human rights was any government’s obligation. “The Human Rights Commission wishes to commend the Government for adopting the Criminalization of Torture in Zambia Bill during the Cabinet Meeting held on 4th December 2017. The adoption of the Criminalization of Torture in Zambia Bill is a landmark decision towards enhanced protection of the right to freedom from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in line with national, regional and international human…...

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