229. What constitutes 'inhuman' or 'degrading' treatment.

Treatment has been held to be 'inhuman' for the purposes of the Article 3 prohibition1 because, inter alia, it was premeditated, was applied for hours at a stretch and caused either actual bodily injury or intense physical and mental suffering2. Treatment has been held to be 'degrading' when it was such as to arouse in its victims feelings of fear, anguish and inferiority capable of humiliating and debasing them and possibly breaking their physical or moral resistance3, or to humiliate or debase an individual showing a lack of respect for, or diminishing, his or her human dignity4, or when