UN Special Rapporteur on Torture to Address “No Touch Torture” — Or Will He?

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture to Address “No Touch Torture” — Or Will He? By Janet Phelan Dr. Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, recently published a call out for submissions on “Psychological Torture and Ill Treatment.”  In the call out, he refers also to the phenomenon of “no touch torture,” which has been defined as including the use of electronic weapons, such as those which recently were reported as being used to attack diplomats in Cuba and elsewhere. Dr. Melzer was interviewed multiple times recently concerning the…

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