OPCAT: New Ratifications and Signatures
On 28 September 2010, the Netherlands ratified the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture, with Zambia signing on 27 September. Other recent ratifications were the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 23 September and Gabon on 22 September. Both Bulgaria and Panama signed on 22 September.
23 September 2010, Democratic Republic of the Congo Ratification: H. E. Mr. Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, Minister of Foreign Affairs
22 September 2010, Gabon Ratification: H. E. Mr. Paul Toungui, Minister of Foreign Affairs
22 September 2010, Bulgaria Signature: H. E. Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, Foreign Minister
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