Inhuman or degrading treatment
Inhuman or degrading treatment is treatment of persons which is contrary to human rights or dignity, but does not rise to the level of torture. It is forbidden by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the United Nations Convention against Torture.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission defines inhuman treatment as:
- serious physical assault
- psychological interrogation
- cruel detention conditions or restraints
- physical or psychological abuse in a healthcare setting
- threatening to torture someone
The Equality and Human Rights Commission defines degrading treatment as undignified and humiliating treatment. Whether treatment is considered degrading is dependent on several factors, including the duration of the treatment; physical and mental effects on the victim; and the victim's age, race, sex, and vulnerabilities.
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