18 U.S.C. § 2340A
Added Pub. L. 103-236, title V, §506(a), Apr. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 463; amended Pub. L. 103-322, title VI, §600200020,, 108 Stat. 1979; Pub. L. 107-56, title VIII, §811(g), Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 381.
AMENDMENTS 2001-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107-56 added subsec. (c). 1994-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322 inserted "punished by death or" before "imprisoned for any term of years or for life".
EFFECTIVE DATESection effective on the later of Apr. 30, 1994, or the date on which the United States has become a party to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Nov. 20, 1994), see section 506(c) of Pub. L. 103-236 set out as a note under section of this title.
- United States
- "United States" means the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the commonwealths, territories, and possessions of the United States.
- "torture" means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control;