Article 15 – United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Article 15 reaffirms Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

1. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or      punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his or her free consent to      medical or scientific experimentation.

2. States Parties shall take all effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other              measures to prevent persons with disabilities, on an equal basis with others, from              being subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.