Deaths in Uruguay’s prisons increased by 79% in 2021, UN Committee warns

The UN Committee against Torture is also concerned about detention conditions in prisons and the lack of a definition of torture in Uruguayan law.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The UN Committee against Torture urged Uruguay on Friday to criminalize torture under Article 1 of the Convention against this cruel act.

The Committee, composed of ten independent experts monitoring the implementation of the Convention, delivered today its conclusions of the fourth periodic report on Uruguay and acknowledged the constructive dialogue held with the delegation of the State party and the information that it provided during the review.

On a positive note, the Committee's assessment appreciated that Uruguay has ratified or acceded to all the core human rights instruments and their optional protocols and welcomed . . .

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