CTI Strategy 2018-20

CTI's new strategy covers the period 2018-20, and will help guide the core States, friends and partners of the CTI in reaching their shared vision of reducing the risk of torture and providing redress to victims through:

- universal ratification

- active and effective implementation

Since the CTI was established, 10 new States have ratified or acceded to the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). As at June 2018 and  the launch of CTI's three-year strategy, the number of States parties stands at an impressive 164, yet UNCAT remains one of the least ratified of the human rights treaties. CTI is committed to changing this.

During 2018-20, an enhanced programme of diplomatic support visits are planned, along with other activities to raise awareness, build knowledge and technical capacity of States. CTI’s focus on showcasing good State practices and sharing challenges in confidential settings will continue.

CTI core States will also enlist their diplomatic presences abroad to support States in providing technical support and international cooperation. 

A particular focus will remain on reaching out to States to offer support for delivering on their voluntary commitments as part of the UPR.

Other opportunities through Geneva and New York will be pursued, as well as efforts to engage more closely with regional bodies and cross-regional entities such as the Commonwealth.

The strategy details the strategic opportunities and concrete results framework that will guide the work of the CTI core States, Friends and partners.

The strategy is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.