Written submission to the Fiji Parliament Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense in relation to the United Nations Convention Against Torture

The CCF strongly recommends the ratification of the UNCAT. It ensures that there is domestic redress for complainants, promotes good governance, rule of law and security through a system of accountability and international review. Ratification allows Fiji to become part of the international community committed to the prevention and eradication of torture and ill-treatment which encourages international partnership benefitting in aid and provision of technical assistance in achieving a full realization of this right. With administrative institutional and minimal legislative reform, Fiji is well on its way to a quick and effective implementation process in line with the Convention, further bolstering its international reputation and qualifying its candidature to the Human Rights Council in 2016.

Final- CCF CAT submission to Committee

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