By Harita Vyas
The Convention Against Torture (CAT) is a treaty under review at the United Nations that would effectively ban torture and other inhumane forms of punishment around the world. Thus far, a majority of nations have signed and ratified the treaty. The treaty aims to improve human rights and use nonviolent methods of communication, particularly in interrogations. Norway has attempted to alter its justice system by making its police officers utilize peaceful communication with suspects rather than aggressive tactics . Research has found that using torture and other cruel punishments in efforts to gain a confession has led to false and unreliable confessions in the past due to the element of torture. These inhuman tactics have proved to be historically ineffective as well as immoral .