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49 J.L. & Soc'y 1 (2018)

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Journal of Law and Society                   Law College
Vol. XLIX, No. 72                            Univenity of Peshawar
                                             January 2018


         Muhammad Nadeem', Naeem Ullah Khan2


Torture is prohibited under numerous  international treaties and
conventions, but is still pretty much in force. Torture is very closely
linked to the kinds of punishments that are levied upon a person in
the Modem   era, different modes of execution in itself contain an
element  of torture (which mainly involves on the Psychological
suffering)   The  prohibition of   torture lays down   different
modifications to  the penalties and  sanctions imposed  on  the
wrongdoers.  This paper provides an overview of the prohibitions
against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment,
with a focus on  the prohibition as it applies to the punishment,
treatment and execution of prisoners, this paper inter-alia examines
the historical development and conventions relating to torture and
punishment  including its medieval and modern modes of execution,
which  elucidate that with the passage of time the procedures have
become flexible regarding execution of the criminals with respect to
capital punishment. Moreover, this paper describes the technical
issues regarding capital punishment and the prison environment.
Last but not least the research shows the role of the states and
international organizations for the protection of the rights against

'Assistant Professor, Law College, University of Peshawar. Email: mnadeemfarid@ gmail.com
2 Assistant Professor University Law College, Universityof Punjab. Email:

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