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Influence Africa » 5pm - Jul 14, 2013

This movie is rated 18 and contains true live amateur graphic footage of actual torture events which may be sensitive to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. The video was produced to create awareness on the issue of torture in Southern Africa and indeed in Africa. The idea is to show how torture continues to undermine democracy, good governance and the rule of law in Africa. Torture remains one of the most horrendous violations of a person's human rights. It is an attack on the very essence of a person's dignity. However, while there is an absolute prohibition on torture under international law, it continues to be widely practiced in all parts of the world, and Southern Africa is no exception. The documentary film profiles insights from key experts in Corporate Governance, Human Rights and key National Human Rights Institutions. Key discussions include the definition and demystification of torture; discussions on the legal instruments that prohibits torture; the States duty to protect, respect and remedy torture; criminalizing of torture by the State in Southern Africa; reparation of torture victims; the role of National Human Rights Institutions in fighting torture as well as a true torture story by a torture victim from Zimbabwe. Produced for Influence Africa by Blandford Media 2013

 


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