St. Kitts and Nevis endorses UN’s Convention against Torture and other Cruel Punishment

St. Kitts and Nevis endorses UN’s Convention against Torture and other Cruel Punishment

St. Kitts and Nevis has joined 170 countries around the world in the fight against torture and inhumane punishment.  

 

The move was made on September 21st 2020, when the federation acceded the United Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, through capacity building and inter-state dialogue and cooperation.  

 

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, briefly spoke about St. Kitts and Nevis’ position on the World Justice Rule of Law Index. 

 

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris. 

 

As of 2020, St. Kitts and Nevis ranks 33rd out of 128 countries on the rule of law according to the World Justice Project. 

 

The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index measures rule of law performance in 128 countries and jurisdictions across eight primary factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice and Criminal Justice.

 

The Index is the world’s leading source for original, independent data on the rule of law. 

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