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Taunoa (Christopher Hapimana Ben Mark) and ors v Attorney General and Another, Last instance, Case No SC 6/2006, (2007) NZSC 70, ILDC 859 (NZ 2007), 31st August 2007, Supreme Court



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Whether the concepts of torture, cruel, degrading, inhuman, and disproportionately severe treatment or punishment were hierarchal and on different points of seriousness signified a continuum.

Whether awarding damages for breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights, that gave effect to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (‘ICCPR’) was required to provide an ‘effective remedy’ in accordance with Article 2(3) of the ICCPR.

Keywords: Compensation; Damages; Detention; Human rights, civil and political rights; Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment; Human rights, rights of persons deprived of their liberty; Remedies

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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