CTI Videos & Short Films

What is UNCAT all about?

On 26 June 2019, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, CTI released an animated video on the benefits of ratifying and realising the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT).

In our encounters with stakeholders globally we are frequently being asked what UNCAT is all about, the benefits of ratification and implementation, and what can be done to support the global movement against torture and ill-treatment.

We hope this video helps to answer these questions.


What is UNCAT all about? Sous-titres en français


Rehabilitation for Victims of Torture

“Rehabilitation for victims of torture: Restoring their Humanity” is a short film, produced by the Convention against Torture Initiative and True Heroes Films, depicting the experiences of torture, trauma and recovery.

Vincent Cochetel was kidnapped at gunpoint near Chechnya in 1998, while working for the United Nations. He was violently interrogated and abused by his captors, and held in near complete darkness for 317 days, before being released. He explains – in his own words – his long yet powerful road to recovery.


La Réhabilitation des Victimes de Torture - Restaurer leur Humanité


Rehabilitación de las víctimas de tortura - Recuperación de su humanidad


Реабилитация жертв пыток - Восстановление их человеческого достоинства