Deputy Speaker, hon Ministers and Deputy Ministers, hon Chief Whip and Deputy Chief Whip, hon members, the ANC supports the adoption of this Report, the aftermath and destruction of part of the world caused by colonialism and later followed by World War One and World War Two, resulted in the establishment of the United Nations, UN, in 1945.
One of the key objectives of the UN was the maintenance of international peace and security. In 1984, the United Nations Convention against Torture, UNCAT, was adopted and came into force in 1987. South Africa signed it in 1993 and ratified the convention in 1998. The UNCAT aims to prevent torture and other acts of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment around the world and requires members state to take effective measures to prevent torture in any territory under its jurisdiction.