CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT
OR PUNISHMENT ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Torture to be an offence.

3. Acts done during state of war. or on order of Superior Officer not to be a defence to an offence under this Act.

4. Jurisdiction of the High Court to try offences under this Act committed outside Sri Lanka.

5. Evidence.

6. Rights of certain persons arrested under this Act.

7. Duty of Minister to inform other States having jurisdiction over an offence.

8. Amendment to Extradition Law, No. 8 of 1977.

9. Provision regarding extradition arrangement.

10. Duty of Government to afford assistance to other States.

11. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

12. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

22 of 1994.

AN ACT to give effect to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and for matters connected therewith of incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 20th December, 1994]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Act.

2. Torture to be an offence.

(1) Any person who tortures any other person shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

(2) Any person who

(a) attempts to commit;

(b) aids and abets in committing;

(c) conspires to commit,

an offence under subsection (1), shall be guilty of an offence under this Act

(3) The subjection of any person on the order of a competent court to any form of punishment recognised by written law shall be deemed not to constitute an offence under subsection (1).

(4) A person guilty of an offence under this Act shall on conviction alter trial by the High Court be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term not less than seven years and not exceeding ten years and a fine not less than ten thousand rupees and not exceeding fifty thousand rupees.

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