Convention against Torture
The English used in this article may not be easy for everybody to understand. (December 2011)
Convention against Torture is a treaty of international human rights law created by United Nations on December 10 1984 that prohibits all kind of torture, any cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment or treatment harming the person's dignity. The Convention entered into force on 26 June 1987.
The Convention also has the optional protocol that enables international organization for human rights investigators to research the prisons in a country that ratifies the protocol for knowing if any torturea or inhuman treatments or punishments prohibited by the Convention are done.