12_PERSONAL SERVICES_DEPORTATION AND REMOVAL_CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE

 

This relief prohibits removing anyone who establishes that it is more likely than not that s/he would suffer torture at the hands of the government of the country of nationality or last habitual residence. Article 3 of the Convention Against Torture defines torture as:

 

“Any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity.”

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