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    UNITED NATIONS

    The United Nations General Assembly has adopted without a vote an international convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.

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    1. SV & GV Paul Lusaka, President of General Assembly, addressing delegates (ENGLISH SOT) (3 shots) 0.52
    2. SV Lusaka marks adoption of Convention by beating his gavel 0.55
    SPEECH TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE ONE):
    LUSAKA: "The Assembly will now take a decision on the Draft Resolution recommended by the Third Committee in paragraph 18 of its report, in document A/39/708. The Draft Resolution is entitled 'Convention Against Torture And Other Cruel Inhuman Or Degrading Treatment Or Punishment'. The Third Committee adopted that Resolution without a vote. May I take it that the Assembly wishes to adopt the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman Or Degrading Treatment Or Punishment? It is so decided."
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    Background: UNITED NATIONS

    The United Nations General Assembly has adopted without a vote an international convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment. Assembly President Paul Lusaka of Zambia said the action, on December 10, crowned the success of seven years of hard work, and represented a major step towards creating a more humane world. The convention, drawn up by the U.N. Human Rights Commission, defines torture as 'any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person to obtain information or a confession; to punish, intimidate or coerce, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by, or at the instigation of, or with the consent or acquiescence of a person acting in an official capacity'. The draft also provides for extradition of persons believed to have committed acts of torture, and for protection and compensation for torture, and for protection and compensation for torture victims.

    Source: UNTV

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UWXLD7ANLB3OZ5OXPZWJRO2V
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UWXLD7ANLB3OZ5OXPZWJRO2V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
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