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Webinar: Protecting LGBT+ Persons in Africa from Torture

Webinar: Protecting LGBT+ Persons in Africa from Torture

Challenges, Opportunities and Comparative Experiences 1 July 2021 2.30 – 3.45 PM (UK) 3.30 – 4.45 PM (South Africa) Languages available: English, French and Portuguese Register here Violence against the LGBT+ community often amounts to torture or ill-treatment, for example, violent arbitrary arrests, forced medical examinations, ‘corrective rapes’, beatings… Read More

Caribbean Countries Convene to Exchange Experiences on Torture Laws

Caribbean Countries Convene to Exchange Experiences on Torture Laws

On 1-3 December, nine Caribbean countries, involving 23 government representatives, took part in an online workshop organised by the Convention against Torture Initiative, REDRESS and the Commonwealth Secretariat, hosted by the Governments of Chile and Grenada. The workshop was designed to support Caribbean governments to ratify, implement and report under the UN Convention against Torture and focused specifically on drafting cogent legal provisions for the criminalisation, prosecution and prevention of acts of torture and other ill-treatment.