Following Grenfell: the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

Briefing Paper
 

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Which countries is it relevant to?

    • Great Britain

      Great Britain

First published: 31 Oct 2018

This policy briefing forms part of a series explaining human rights issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire.

This briefing focuses on the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, explaining:

  • what the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment is
  • its source in international law
  • what it means in practice
  • how it is relevant to Grenfell and the work of the Grenfell inquiry

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