Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984
The Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment which is sometimes abbreviated as CAT was adopted to make more effective the struggle against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment throughout the world.
The Convention was the result of many years’ work, initiated soon after the adoption of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
The Convention entered into force on 26 June 1987, in accordance with article 27(1).
Theme: International Legal Frameworks
Type: International Convention