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UPR25: Denmark's statement on Trinidad & Tobago, May 2016 

Human Rights Council
UPR 25th Session
Recommendations from Denmark to Trinidad & Tobago
May 2016

Mr. President,

Denmark welcomes the delegation of Trinidad & Tobago and thanks it for its presentation today.

We would like to commend Trinidad & Tobago for its constructive engagement in the UPR process and for having demonstrated progress in the protection and promotion of human rights since its last review.

During its first Universal Periodic Review, Trinidad & Tobago took note of recommendations to ratify the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment.

Denmark still holds the strong hope that Trinidad & Tobago will join the 159 current State Parties to this Convention which truly deserves to be universally ratified.

Therefore, Denmark recommends that the Government of Trinidad & Tobago ratify the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment.

Allow me in this context to highlight that the Convention against Torture Initiative, which works through government to government exchange and cooperation, stands ready to explore avenues to assist the Government of Trinidad & Tobago in advancing on this issue if deemed helpful.

Thank you, Mr. President.