Resources

This section features relevant tools and publications, key public statements, annual reports, and event reports as well as other useful links on the prohibition of torture and other forms of ill-treatment. All our resources are freely accessible and available to download from this website.

  • UN resolutions

    General Assembly Resolution on Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

    On 6 November 2017, the UN General Assembly, during its 72nd session, welcomed and acknowledged the work of the Convention against Torture Initiative in its annual resolution (operative paragraph 47). The resolution is also an important document containing agreed standards by UN Member States.

  • UN resolutions

    Human Rights Council resolution on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

    On 23 March 2016, the Human Rights Council, during its 31st session, adopted by consensus the resolution on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment with a focus on safeguards in police custody and pre-trial detention. The resolution welcomes the Convention against Torture Initiative in its operative paragraph 3.

  • UN resolutions

    UN General Assembly omnibus resolution on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

    On 17 December 2015, during its 70th session, the UN General Assembly adopted by consensus its biennial omnibus resolution on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The resolution presented the first time the UN system acknowledged and welcomed the CTI (operative paragraph 43).