This article provides full protection for human dignity and rights, expressly prohibiting any torture, cruel or inhumane treatment, humiliation, or humiliating punishment. Man is the supreme being in this life and deserves respect, protection, and attention.
Anti-Torture Vigil, Veteran Bob Meddaugh holds one of our central signs. ©Justin Norman. Photo CC.
Under this article, torture, cruel treatment, humiliation, and humiliating punishment are crimes against humanity, and anyone who engages in such acts is guilty under the law. Examples of such acts that must be prevented and perpetrators held accountable include: Torture by beating, electrocution, physical or psychological abuse, as well as forcing people to work long hours without rest, sheltering them in inhumane or degrading conditions, and subjecting them to humiliation, and arbitrary treatment.
Therefore, all states, governments, and individuals must be committed to protecting human rights, preserving their dignity, refraining from any actions that are inconsistent with human rights principles, and doing everything necessary to prevent and hold accountable anyone who commits crimes against humanity.
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