Promoting OPCAT Ratification in El Salvador

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

High-level representatives of the executive, judiciary and legislative of El Salvador gathered with civil society for a roundtable discussion on the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT).

El Salvador is one of the few countries in Latin America which has not yet ratified the OPCAT. The public event – which took place in the capital city of San Salvador on 2 December – was organized by the NGO El Salvador Commission for Human Rights and sponsored by the Inter-American Platform for Human Rights, Democracy & Development and the APT.