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  • CTI hosts UN expert briefing for delegates at HDIM 2015

    Warsaw, 25 September 2015 – The CTI has convened a meeting at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Human Dimension meeting involving key UN torture and detention experts. The event was moderated by former UN Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention, Mads Andenaes, with opening remarks by Mette Nørgaard Dissing-Spandet, Head of the Human Rights Department of the Ministry of […]

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  • CTI supports co-operation amongst ASEAN States in fight against torture

    Bali, Indonesia – A two day regional workshop has taken place for ASEAN Member States focusing on preserving human dignity by preventing torture and ill-treatment in ASEAN. The workshop was jointly organised by the CTI, Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AICHR and APT and aimed to promote constructive dialogue and strategic cooperation among […]

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  • UN Committee briefed on CTI progress

    Geneva, 7 August 2015 – The UN Committee against Torture held a session with representatives from the CTI to hear about recent progress and future plans. The CTI delegation was led by the Permanent Representative of Denmark, Carsten Staur and consisted of representatives from each of the remaining CTI founding states – Chile, Morocco, […]

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  • States convene for CTI seminar on UNCAT ratification

    New York, 12 May 2015 – A half-day CTI seminar promoting UNCAT ratification has taken place at UN Headquarters in New York, with representatives from 20 states participating.  Non-States parties to the Convention as well as Government members of the CTI Group of Friends were invited to participate in this event to consider the benefits of […]

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  • CTI hosts Myanmar delegation visit to Geneva

    Geneva, 8 May 2015 – A delegation from Myanmar has completed its week long visit to Geneva to learn more about the UN Convention against Torture and the importance of ratification to the international community. In May, the CTI hosted a visit of a delegation from the Government of Myanmar […]

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  • High level event hears testimony from UN experts and torture survivors

    Geneva, 3 March 2015 – The CTI has held a high level event at the Palais de Nations during the 28th session of the Human Rights Council on how to reach universal ratification and implementation of the UNCAT, attended by more than 100 participants from states, civil society organisations and the UN. The meeting was […]

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