Developing implementation and training tools on the UNCAT

The HRIC is working in partnership with the 'Convention against Torture Initiative' (CTI) to develop a series of practical tools to provide support to State implementation of the 'UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment' (UNCAT).

The CTI is a State led initiative that was launched in March 2014 by the Governments of Chile, Denmark, Ghana, Indonesia and Morocco, to mark the 30th anniversary of the UNCAT. The CTI is a ten year global initiative for the universal ratification and implementation of the Convention. The core principle of the CTI is that of States helping States. It operates on the basis that no State has a perfect record when it comes to the implementation of the UNCAT. Accordingly, the CTI offers assistance and guidance to States to ratify and implement the Convention.

To support this endeavour, the HRIC has teamed up with the CTI to assist the preparation of a series of 'UNCAT Implementation Tools' and training materials, explaining the obligations contained in the UNCAT. These practical tools share good State practices from around the world on different implentation themes and are intended to offer support, guidance and ideas for State practioners and policy makers, as they develop or revise context specific strategies, mechanisms and procedures, for the effective implementaton of the UNCAT.

The tools will be released as they become available and can be viewed and downloaded from the CTI website.

For more information on this project please contact HRIC Research Fellow, Debra Long: debra.long@bristol.ac.uk