Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment


Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984 
entry into force 26 June 1987, in accordance with article 27 (1)

The States Parties to this Convention,

Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

AU Convention Governing Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa


We, the Heads of State and Government, assembled in the city of Addis Ababa,

1. Noting with concern the constantly increasing numbers of refugees in Africa and desirous of finding ways and means of alleviating their misery and suffering as well as providing them with a better life and future,

2. Recognising the need for an essentially humanitarian approach towards solving the problems of refugees,

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