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Fiji Ratifies UN Convention Against Torture

Fiji has become the 158th country to ratify the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Fiji’s Instrument of Ratification of the Convention was deposited
16 Mar 2016 11:30
Fiji Ratifies UN Convention Against Torture
Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Peter Thomson (left), receives the instruments of ratification. Photo: DEPTFO News

Fiji has become the 158th country to ratify the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Fiji’s Instrument of Ratification of the Convention was deposited at the Treaty Section of the United Nations in New York yesterday by Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Peter Thomson.

The Convention was adopted and opened for signature and ratification by a UN General Assembly resolution in 1984.

After gaining sufficient Member State signatures, the Convention entered into force on 26 June, 1987.

 

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