An Analysis of the 1984 Draft Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Pubishment01 Jan 1986
This article will review specific provisions of the Draft Convention Against Torture. Those sections that resolve the conflicting interests at the heart of the non-interference and declaration of competence principles will be highlighted. Those provisions in which the drafters were unable to reach an effective compromise will also be analyzed. The article will focus in one section upon the current Watson/D'Amato debate regarding the existence or non-existence of world-wide enforcement power. Finally, the article will propose further methods through which nations can enforce and promote human rights throughout the world.