the principle of "non-refoulement" prohibits torture

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UN Demands Obama Investigate

The UN's chief investigator on torture, Manfred Nowak, has called on President Obama to order a full investigation of US forces' involvement in torture, summary executions and war crimes. 

Nowak said the US had an obligation "whenever they expel, extradite or hand over any detainees to the authorities of another state to assess whether or not these individuals are under specific risk of torture. If this assessment is not done, or authorities hand over detainees knowing there is a serious risk of them being subjected to torture, they violate article 3 of the UN convention that precludes torture."

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