‘We the People……’

News - 24 October, 2015

On the 24th October 1945, the United Nations (UN) officially came into being after the ratification of its founding document, the UN Charter, by the majority of its signatories including the five permanent members of the Security Council. Emphasised in the opening lines of the UN Charter ‘We the people…’ the UN is universal in […]

Research institutions partnerships with Wilton Park

News - 21 September, 2015

We reflect on our partnerships with research institutions, such as the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford and Carnegie Corporation of New York. In October 2014, in partnership with the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford, we ran a meeting on Measuring peace consolidation. This event facilitated the exchange […]

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

News - 26 June, 2015

Today is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture; a day of solidarity for those who have endured the unimaginable, subjected to gross violation of their rights and a reminder of our obligation not only to prevent torture, but also to provide its victims with effective and prompt redress and rehabilitation. Strategies for […]

Looking ahead: new strategies for tackling torture and improving prevention

News - 2 April, 2015

Identifying innovative approaches to torture prevention alongside existing legal provisions and measures to ensure an absolute prohibition on torture. Strategies for tackling torture and improving prevention Monday 30 March – Wednesday 1 April 2015 (WP1382) Vigorous discussions took place at Wilton Park to find new strategies for tackling the enduring existence of torture in the […]

Recognising the Right to Truth Day

News - 24 March, 2015

Recognition of the right to truth about human rights violations and the dignity of victims is reflected in our programme on human rights, good governance and faith. Today is marked internationally as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. The purpose of […]