Briefing to the Committee Against Torture For the Committee’s Review of the Fifth Periodic Report on Israel. Jerusalem, March 2016. This alternative report falls into five parts:
1. Criminalization of torture in national law and the obligation to prevent torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
3. Investigation of complaints
4. Training and the use of the Istanbul Protocol
The documentation presented in this report derives primarily from PCATI’s ongoing monitoring of Israeli law and practice within the areas of the UNCAT, including frequent and regular visits to detention centres and prison, and regular monitoring and follow-up of the progress of complaints through the Israeli legal system.