CTI’s first anti-torture legislative drafting workshop report now out

Friday, December 8, 2017

Responding to specific requests that the CTI received for the sharing of additional expertise on legislative drafting techniques and anti-torture legislative frameworks, the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI), in partnership with The Redress Trust (REDRESS) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR or Commission), held a technical workshop for English speaking (common law) sub-Saharan African States in Entebbe, Uganda, from 12-14 September.

The workshop brought together experienced drafters of law reform commissions, Offices of the Attorney General and Ministries of Justice of eight African common law countries (The Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Seychelles, Sierra Leone and Swaziland) as well as a member of the Indian Law Commission, supported by the experiences of Mauritius and Uganda.

A short report on the substantive content of the seminar as well as recommendations is now available here.