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Sudan: It’s High Time to Ratify the UN Convention Against Torture

, Index number: AFR 54/8199/2018

Sudan signed the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) in 1986, but more than 30 years later, it is yet to ratify the Convention despite repeated government commitment to do so. In May 2016, during Sudan’s Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council, the Sudanese government accepted for the second time, recommendations to ratify the Convention and strengthen efforts to prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (other ill-treatment).

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