UN says Pacific nations should outlaw torture

The United Nations wants more Pacific nations to sign up to a convention against torture.

The UN Human Rights Office regional representative, Nancy Robinson says only four nations in our region have ratified the convention so far – Australia, New Zealand, Nauru and Vanuatu.

Palau has signed on, but hasn’t ratified it yet.

Ms Robinson says there have been recent examples of torture in PNG and Fiji, and the Pacific needs to take action prohibit that sort of thing.
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