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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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  • The Gambia “In focus”

    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 […]

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  • CTI Global Seminar report is out!

    Today, the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) and the Danish Institute against Torture (DIGNITY) release the report of the Global Seminar on “Cooperation and Innovation: Sharing experiences and building capacity on criminal investigation and law enforcement practices”, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 1-2 October 2019. The report highlights numerous good State practices, […]

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  • CTI Statement recognising 35 years of the UN Convention against Torture

    This year’s news headlines have showed, regrettably, that torture, violence and ill-treatment remain very real threats to our societies and a peaceful global community. Unequivocally, the persistence of torture and ill-treatment demands a robust, sustained and viable response. On 10th December this year, fittingly also Human Rights Day, the world will […]

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  • CTI Bali Seminar: Prevention is better than cure

    CTI’s regional seminar, hosted by the Government of Indonesia, titled “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”, began productively yesterday in Bali, Indonesia. Participants are exchanging over three days on the latest research, new […]

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  • 2 new CTI tools add clarity to Convention commitments

    CTI has launched two easy-to-read and -understand complementary tools on the main provisions of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT), with a view to guiding States as they take stock ahead of ratification and devise plans for implementing the Convention. The first […]

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  • CTI briefs SIDS and LDC delegates in Geneva

    Geneva, 25 October 2019: Yesterday, the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) briefed government officials of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the UN Convention against Torture and its key provisions. CTI’s briefing, organised for visiting government officials taking part in the Fellowship programme of the […]

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  • UNGA74 Side Event: Professionalising Police and Preventing Torture

    On 14 October 2019, at the UN Headquarters in New York, the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN, as a core State of the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI), hosted a side-event on ‘Professionalising Police and Preventing Torture’, ahead of the annual interactive dialogue with the torture mandate holders […]

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