Basseterre,St.Kitts October 2 2020 (SKNVIBES)
On 21 September, 2020, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis acceded to the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). Our twin-island Federation became the 171st State party to the Convention after depositing its accession instrument at the United Nations in New York, on the occasion of the 75th UN General Assembly and two days after the 37th Anniversary of its Independence on 19 September.
The UN Convention against Torture is a key vehicle and framework to help guide States towards stable governance, responsible law enforcement and fair and efficient justice.In a statement by the Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Civil Aviation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, he said “St Kitts and Nevis is pleased to have joined the ranks of the other like-minded countries in being party to the United Nations Convention.
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