The CTI is a unique, global initiative. It was launched by the Governments of Chile, Denmark, Ghana, Indonesia and Morocco - all five states strategically located in regions throughout the world.
The CTI core principle is that of states helping states. It operates on the basis that no state has a perfect record when it comes to the implementation of the Convention against Torture. Instead, CTI offers support to states to ratify and implement the Convention as successfully as they can.
The CTI states enjoy the support of a full time Secretariat, based in Geneva. The CTI also benefits from expert advice and support from the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), a leading international torture prevention NGO.
The CTI is also supported by its Group of Friends consisting of UN Member States, torture prevention experts and non-governmental organizations.
All states considering ratification or better implementation of the Convention against Torture should see what help CTI can offer.