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  • A time for global solidarity against torture: CTI’s Annual Forum 2018

    At CTI’s fifth Annual Forum, held last week on 29 November in Geneva, the international community was reminded of the continuing relevance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948 and the absolute prohibition against torture it contains, 70 years after its adoption. CTI’s Annual Forum took stock of latest developments as well […]

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  • CTI’s third Annual Forum inspires new action to prevent torture

    Geneva, 16 December 2016 – On Tuesday 13 December, the Convention against Torture Initiative held its third Annual Forum at Château des Bois in the countryside of Geneva. More than 70 Friends and partners of CTI gathered on 13 December 2016 for CTI’s third Annual Forum which took place in the countryside outside Geneva at […]

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  • CTI’s 2018 Annual Report: 3 States closer to reaching universality

    The CTI is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Annual Report. 2018 was an important year for the CTI, since it marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), in which international consensus on condemning acts of torture and ill-treatment was first achieved worldwide. CTI’s Annual Forum, […]

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    Group of Friends

    International cooperation, knowledge and experience sharing are integral to successful treaty ratification as well as sustained progress toward full observance following that process. To help States overcome challenges to ratification and implementation of UNCAT, CTI welcomes the expertise, experience and knowledge of a diverse coalition that share our vision and objectives, known collectively as the […]

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    Awareness Raising

    CTI’s awareness raising activities are aimed at explaining the benefits of the UN Convention against Torture (UNCAT) and how applying its provisions can strengthen institutions, policies and practices and enable dignified, rule-based governance that reduces and prevents the risks and behaviours that constitute modern day torture and related violations. To do so, we highlight critically […]

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  • CTI wraps up 2017 with upbeat event on 2030 Agenda

    United Nations, New York, 12 December: Some 4 billion people live outside a rule of law framework*, increasing their risk of torture and ill-treatment by State authorities. The Convention against Torture Initiative’s (CTI) Annual Forum, held this week in New York, was an important opportunity for reflection, as well as for renewed hope and action. The […]

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