Severe physical or mental pain or suffering, intentionally inflicted to obtain a confession, punish a child or young person for something they or someone else committed or is suspected of committing, or intimidating or coercing a child or young person 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.
Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Any treatment which offends a child or young person’s dignity may be considered cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, regardless of whether it causes pain or suffering.
Cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment
Any punishment intended to cause pain or discomfort. This includes non-physical punishment that belittles, humiliates, denigrates, scapegoats, threatens, scares or ridicules a child or young person