Working paper on NST published by the Working Group
This working paper explores the critical issue of non-State torture, with a focus on women and
girls. The paper analyses international, regional, and national legal frameworks, emphasizing a
paradigm shift to address the complexities of torture definitions. The comparative overview of
anti-torture laws reveals diverse approaches, advocating for a victim-centric, inclusive definition.
The conclusion calls for broader legal frameworks and international collaboration, presenting
recommendations to reshape our approach to combatting non-State torture. This paper serves
as an advocacy tool, urging stakeholders to contribute actively to the eradication of non-State
torture and the protection of human dignity.
07 Dec, 2023