International experts pay tribute to Morocco in Geneva.
International experts paid tribute to Morocco on 27.02.2017 in Geneva for its international commitment to the prevention of torture and other inhuman treatment. “Morocco, through its actions and goodwill, is gradually positioning itself as a model for the entire region,” said Alice Edwards, head of the secretariat of the International Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI). It is an intergovernmental initiative launched in Geneva in March 2014 by a transregional group composed of Morocco, Denmark, Chile, Indonesia and Ghana, which aims to encourage the universal ratification of the Convention against Torture in the horizon of 2024.
The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was adopted on 10 December 1984 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Composed of thirty-three articles, this international instrument entered into force on 26 June 1987.
The Kingdom of Morocco signed the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on 18 January 1986 and ratified it on 21 June 1993.