2016 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 21D - Detainee Treatment
Sec. 2000dd-0 - Additional prohibition on cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 2000dd-0 (2016)
Section Name

§2000dd–0. Additional prohibition on cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment

Section Text

(1) In general

No individual in the custody or under the physical control of the United States Government, regardless of nationality or physical location, shall be subject to cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.

(2) Cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment defined

In this section, the term "cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment" means cruel, unusual, and inhumane treatment or punishment prohibited by the Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, as defined in the United States Reservations, Declarations and Understandings to the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment done at New York, December 10, 1984.

(3) Compliance

The President shall take action to ensure compliance with this section, including through the establishment of administrative rules and procedures.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–366, §6(c), Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2635.)

Editorial Notes

CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as part of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and not as part of the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 which comprises this chapter.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 21D - DETAINEE TREATMENT
Sec. 2000dd-0 - Additional prohibition on cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment
Contains section 2000dd-0
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large Reference 120 Stat. 2635
Public Law References Public Law 109-366
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