The Gambia "In focus"

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Secretariat of the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) is pleased to release its latest “States parties in focus” entry, which is a series exploring the experiences of States around the ratification and implementation of the UN Convention against Torture (UNCAT). The aim of the series is to inspire and encourage other States to action on torture prevention and response. 

As part of the country’s democratic transition, the Government took the decision to ratify UNCAT and did so on 28 September 2018, in order to support the restoration of citizens’ trust in public institutions and to reform its legal framework, so that past abuses are never repeated.

Read more on the Gambia’s experience here.

For States interested in knowing how the CTI can offer support for ratification and/or implementation of the Convention, please contact the CTI Secretariat at