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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Zambia signs UN treaties against torture

Headlines Zambia signs UN treaties against torture

Zambia has signed two treaties at the annual United Nations (UN) Treaty event held at the United Nations headquarters in United States of America.

The treaties are the optional protocol to the convention against torture, the cruel inhuman or degrading treatments or punishments.

And the other is the international convention for the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance.

According to a statement released to ZANIS Friday by First Secretary for Press at the UN Mission Moses Walubita, Foreign Affairs Minister Kabinga Pande who is currently attending the 65th session of the UN General Assembly signed the treaties.

The optional protocol to the convention against torture and the cruel inhuman or degrading treatments or punishments establishes an international monitoring mechanism to enable effective implementation of the convention.

The convention would ensure worldwide protection of persons deprived of liberty from torture and other cruel and degrading treatments or punishments.

The convention against torture and other cruel inhuman degrading treatment or punishments would strengthen Zambian’s position on advocating against torture as Zambia has already signed the convention.
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