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  • Council of Europe – CTI – DIGNITY seminar on “Combating torture during police custody and pre-trial detention”

    Council of Europe – CTI – DIGNITY seminar on “Combating torture during police custody and pre-trial detention”

    The Danish Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers organised a seminar in Copenhagen on 22 and 23 March to discuss ways to strengthen the prevention of torture and ill-treatment during police custody and pre-trial detention, the time when persons are most at risk from being ill-treated. The event was organised with the […]

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    • Cooperation on UNCAT ratification in Sudan

      Cooperation on UNCAT ratification in Sudan

      Sudan’s new Rapporteur of the Advisory Council on Human Rights, Dr. Tarig Mubarak Magzoub, discussed Sudan’s interest in ratifying the UN Convention against Torture during a meeting with CTI Head of Secretariat, Dr. Alice Edwards, together with Ambassador Sayed Altayeb Ahmed, Director of Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Sudan on 14 March […]

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      • The Gambia: Ready to ratify!

        The Gambia: Ready to ratify!

        The CTI-Ghana delegation that visited Banjul on 26-27 February was given resounding assurances from all government services that the Gambia will ratify the Convention against Torture (UNCAT) very soon and that there will be no repeat of the excesses of the past. The CTI-Ghana delegation was headed by Hon. Deputy Minister Charles Owiredu, who was […]

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        • CTI Annual Forum 2017: UNCAT and SDG16: Improving administration of justice

          CTI Annual Forum 2017: UNCAT and SDG16: Improving administration of justice

          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 highlight of the 2017 Forum’s programme was a discussion on good State practices, as well as opportunities and challenges in realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable […]

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          • CTI receives a warm welcome in The Bahamas to discuss UNCAT ratification

            CTI receives a warm welcome in The Bahamas to discuss UNCAT ratification

            13-15 November 2017, Nassau, The Bahamas: Last week, a CTI delegation visited The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to offer technical assistance to the Government and to share experiences of ratification of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). Approaching its third Universal Periodic Review in January 2018, […]

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            • CTI Regional Seminar: International cooperation in the administration of justice and law enforcement

              CTI Regional Seminar: International cooperation in the administration of justice and law enforcement

              On 30-31 October, the CTI held an important cross-regional seminar in Fes, Morocco, on ways to improve the administration of justice and law enforcement practices. The event, jointly hosted by the Governments of Morocco and Indonesia, in partnership with Wilton Park, brought together over 60 participants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East sharing similar […]

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              • CTI public event and role-play on investigative interviewing

                CTI public event and role-play on investigative interviewing

                On Thursday 5 October, at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, the CTI along with 14 co-sponsors held a public event – “Truth without torture: A role-play on investigative interviewing” – launching the first three in a line of UNCAT Implementation and Training Tools. The public event – which attracted around 100 participants from Geneva’s […]

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                • CTI supports OHCHR and Anti-Torture Initiative high-level event at UNGA72

                  CTI supports OHCHR and Anti-Torture Initiative high-level event at UNGA72

                  On Friday 22 September 2017, during the opening week of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, CTI joined the OHCHR, UN Police Division and the Anti-Torture Initiative for a high-level panel discussion on “Torture During Interrogations: Illegal, Immoral, and Ineffective”. A high level panel discussed how torture […]

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                  • CTI workshop on drafting anti-torture laws for common law African States

                    CTI workshop on drafting anti-torture laws for common law African States

                    From 12 to 14 September 2017, the CTI, in partnership with REDRESS and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, held its first workshop on legislative drafting for anti-torture laws. The technical workshop, held in Entebbe, Uganda, brought together representatives of 10 African common law countries* as well as a member of the Indian […]

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                    • Latin America and Caribbean discuss torture prevention at CTI event in Chile

                      Latin America and Caribbean discuss torture prevention at CTI event in Chile

                      On 5-6 April 2017, 22 States from Latin America and the Caribbean gathered alongside a number of international and regional experts at a seminar held in Santiago, Chile, to share experiences on national anti-torture legislative and institutional frameworks. The Santiago meeting presented an important opportunity for Latin American and Caribbean States to discuss legislative and […]

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                      • Partnering on OSCE workshop on preventing torture in police custody

                        Partnering on OSCE workshop on preventing torture in police custody

                        VIENNA, AUSTRIA – 28 MARCH 2017 The important role of procedural safeguards in the prevention of torture and other ill-treatment in police custody and during criminal investigations, as well as a discussion on developing a universal set of standards for non-coercive interview- and evidence-gathering methods, were the focus of a workshop held in Vienna on […]

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                        • CTI HRC34 panel debunks myths on the effectiveness of torture

                          CTI HRC34 panel debunks myths on the effectiveness of torture

                          Around 70 participants from 35 States, the UN, and civil society attended CTI’s side event on “Influencing public perceptions: why torture must be rejected” which took place on Monday 27 February in the margins of the high level segment of the first day of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. Based on a […]

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