Document on Convention Against Torture Report
It is also important to note that, all to human rights are binding to all nations irrespective of their status or economies. International law takes place when and also where the governments of these countries do not want to take action.
Achievements and Effectiveness
This policy has had across the globe; for instance, since ratification of this convention, slave trade and other inhumane treatment on people has become something of the past. Since the ratification of this convention, all states are obliged to comply with it and they are also obligated to put up significant measures and laws to curb this indignity (Irwin 2001, 67). It is the requirement of the international law that, all parties should investigate torture allegations in their countries and the victims should be compensated fully. With this law being in place, many people have a chance to enjoy their rights including the right to fair trail, while in prison.
The convention has gained popularity among countries across the globe due to the many humanitarian and non governmental organizations which have been formed; such organizations have helped the convention achieve more positive effects. It is also important to not that, since this convention came into force, there has been a decline of detentions in many countries, where people would be detained and forced to which they have not committed (Hodge & Cooper 2004, 67).
Shortcoming and Inadequacy
One of the shortcomings of this document is that, not all countries are signatory to the same; there are many atrocities of torture which are still being committed in these countries. The other inadequacy of this law is that, there are no agencies to implement these laws worldwide; hence the implementation process is left to the individual countries.
Police brutality is another type of torture which has not been tamed especially in many countries in Africa. It is usually impossible to stop this type of torture since it is performed by state agencies which are directly answerable to the government. Some of these torture crimes happen in prisons and it becomes virtually impossible to expose them to the international community, hence making the convention short of expectation (Dahleen 2002, 105).
It is in the records that are usually tortured upon arrest and during interrogations by the C.I.A and F.B.I in the United States of America; furthermore United States of America was one of the first countries to ratify the document (Hodge & Cooper 2004, 23-45).It is not only in America that this happens but there are other countries where these crimes are rampant for example in East Africa by which the terrorism bill has been enacted.