Focus on Angola, the story of Africa’s latest UNCAT State Party

The Convention against Torture Initiative’s first publication of the year presents Angola’s experience of becoming a party to the UN Convention against Torture (UNCAT) as part of CTI’s “States parties in focus” blog series.

Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, South end of Luanda bay, Angola
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, South end of Luanda bay, Angola Photo: David Stanley

Angola’s story highlights how UNCAT is supporting the Government’s human rights reform agenda, and sets out a number of major initiatives to guard against and respond to incidents of torture and ill-treatment.

Read more on Angola’s experience in English here, and in Portuguese here.


A primeira publicação do ano da Iniciativa da Convenção contra a Tortura apresenta a experiência de Angola em tornar-se parte da Convenção da ONU contra a Tortura (UNCAT), como parte da série “Estados Partes em foco” da CTI.

A história de Angola destaca como a UNCAT está a apoiar a agenda de reformas do Governo em matéria de direitos humanos, e enuncia uma série de iniciativas importantes para prevenir e responder a incidentes de tortura e maus-tratos.

Leia mais sobre a experiência de Angola em inglês aqui, e em português aqui.


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