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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.

Joint Civil Society Statement on the ICC Independent Expert Review: The Court and States Should Seize Opportunity to Strengthen Court’s Performance

Joint Civil Society Statement on the ICC Independent Expert Review: The Court and States Should Seize Opportunity to Strengthen Court’s Performance

We call on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its states parties to maximize the unique opportunity provided by the final report of the Independent Expert Review (IER). We believe this requires identifying a plan that is characterized by genuine dialogue; respect for the court’s judicial and prosecutorial independence; and… Read More