Malaysian delegation undertakes UNCAT study visit to Geneva

Geneva, 3 May 2016 – A five person delegation from Malaysia was introduced to the UN Convention against Torture and benefits and obligations of ratification during a week-long UNCAT study visit in Geneva. 

Malaysian delegation together with APT's Asia Pacific Programme Officer, APT's Legal Adviser and CTI Head of Secretariat

Last week, the CTI hosted in Geneva a delegation from Malaysia to learn more about the Convention against Torture and the benefits and obligations that come with ratification. The delegation consisted of government officials from the Prime Minister’s Department and the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as civil society. In addition to meeting with the CTI core States, who offered information on how the CTI can be of assistance before, during and after the ratification process, the delegation

  • Observed a session of the Committee against Torture in its review of a State party’s report;
  • Was briefed by the Association for the Prevention of Torture on the main provisions of the UNCAT;
  • Met on a bilateral basis with other Government on their own ratification processes, including with the Ambassador of Fiji, the most recent State to have ratified the Convention; and  
  • Had bilateral meetings with senior officials from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, including the Deputy High Commissioner, the Director of the Treaty Body Division and the Chair of the Committee against Torture.

Read more about how CTI UNCAT study visits can be arranged here.

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