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Prevention and Combating of Torture of Persons Act, No. 13 of 2013*

Long title


To give effect to the Republic’s obligations in terms of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; to provide for the offence of torture of persons and other offences associated with the torture of persons; and to prevent and combat the torture of persons within or across the borders of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Definitions
2. Objects and interpretation of Act
3. Acts constituting torture
4. Offences and penalties
5. Factors to be considered in sentencing
6. Extra-territorial jurisdiction
7. Liability
8. Expulsion, return or extradition
9. General responsibility to promote awareness
10. Regulations
11. Amendment of laws
12. Short title
SCH. SCHEDULE. LAWS AMENDED (SECTION 9) [sic - reference] [s11]
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