Section 10 protects an individual’s bodily and psychological integrity from:

  • torture;
  • ‘cruel, inhuman or degrading’ treatment;
  • ‘cruel, inhuman or degrading’ punishment;
  • medical or scientific experimentation without consent; and
  • medical or scientific treatment without consent.

Note that the prohibition on medical treatment without consent is unique to Victoria, the ACT and New Zealand human rights legislation. It is not a right contained in the ICCPR and might not be regarded as a human right in international law.