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  • Covid-19: Depositing UNCAT instruments of ratification and accession continues

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) in New York has adapted its methods in order to continue processing treaty notifications.  The Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs in New York has advised the CTI Secretariat that, although the practice of the Secretary-General […]

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  • CTI briefs EU Member States on collaborating to end torture

    Geneva, 19 May 2020: The Secretariat of the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) participated in an e-briefing for European Union Member States this morning, organised by the EU Delegation in Geneva, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Denmark and Germany, where participants discussed closer cooperation on global efforts to prevent and […]

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  • New CTI tool! Best practices excluding torture evidence

    The Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) releases today its 8th tool in its series of implementation tools, on the “Non-admission of evidence obtained by torture and ill-treatment: Procedures and practices”. CTI’s latest tool offers guidance to States on how to implement effectively Article 15 of the UNCAT, which prohibits the admission of […]

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  • Ghana “in focus” is out!

    The Secretariat of the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) is pleased to release its latest entry in its “States parties in focus” series, which explores States’ experiences around ratification and implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). The series aims […]

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    On 23 March 2020, as the world comes together to ensure the safety and security of individuals and communities while reinforcing our shared humanity, the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) releases its updated and extended 2020-22 strategic plan designed to help strengthen institutions, policies and practices toward reducing risks and incidences of […]

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  • CTI Geneva Office open for business while working remotely

    With Europe/Switzerland under greater exposure to Covid-19, the CTI Secretariat has been taking steps over the past weeks not to transmit unintentionally the illness by travelling to other (less affected) countries, and also not to expose staff, partners and others to risks through travel. We will continue to work with […]

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  • CTI 2019 Annual Report: Towards more effective law enforcement

    The Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) is pleased to release its 2019 Annual Report. 2019 marked the 35th anniversary of the adoption of UNCAT, and CTI’s half-way stage since its establishment in 2014, catalysing important energy towards reaching CTI’s dual goals of universal UNCAT ratification and effective implementation. The report summarises the […]

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  • HRC43 Item 3: The important role of law enforcement in torture prevention

    H.E. Hasan Kleib, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations in Geneva, addressed the Human Rights Council during its 43rd session this afternoon, speaking on behalf of the core States spearheading the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI), namely, Chile, Denmark, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia and Morocco. During the […]

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  • HRC43: States express solidarity against torture at major CTI event

    On the opening day of the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, 24 February 2020, the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) hosted a high-level side-event on “States institutions, procedures and best practices: Implementing the UN Convention against Torture” at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event was […]

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  • CTI Bali Seminar report is out!

    Today, the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) and the Association for the Prevention of Torture release the report of the Asia-Pacific regional seminar on “Sharing experiences and building State capacity in South East Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region: Strengthening institutional and legislative frameworks for effective law enforcement”, held in Bali, Indonesia, […]

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