Title

Torture under police remand in Bangladesh: a culture of impunity for gross violation of human rights

RIS ID

99894

Publication Details

Rafiqul Islam, M. and Solaiman, S. M. (2003). Torture under police remand in Bangladesh: a culture of impunity for gross violation of human rights. Asia Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, 4 (2), 1-27.

Abstract

This article discusses the practice of torture under police remand from the perspective of constitutional and criminal law of Bangladesh. Human rights are infringed with impunity from the moment of suspicious arrest until the end of the remand period. The police have consistently been misusing their qualified right to arrest people without warrant and in most cases for illegal purposes on the plea of maintaining law and order. The guilt of arrested persons cannot be established by extracting confession through coercion. The gravity of the situation calls for urgent remedial and reform measures in order to avert an outright public confidence crisis in the administration of the criminal justice system

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1571815032119970