UN torture committee to report on Catholic Church child abuse

The UN committee against torture will report on Friday on the Holy See's record on torture. The committee are likely to recognise the sexual abuse of minors and women by clergy as torture within the definition of the convention.

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UN torture decision could open door to ICC action

The United Nations decision on whether the actions of the Vatican in protecting priests and covering-up thousands of allegations of abuse across numerous countries across the world was torture could open the door to the International Criminal Court and further action.

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