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Prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

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No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

This right is enshrined in article 4 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

What to do if your rights have been breached

The authorities of EU countries are bound to comply with the Charter of fundamental rights only when implementing EU law. Fundamental rights are protected by your country's constitution.

Related rights

Chapter 1 of the EU Charter of fundamental rights is on dignity. This chapter also contains the following rights