Optionals are substantive areas related to a treaty. There are two optionals that International CURE totally supports.
(1) The ICCPR’s Second Optional Protocol aims at the abolition of the death penalty. See You-Tube for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s statement on World Day Against the Death Penalty.
Also, International CURE is a member of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty. See its website for the list of countries who have ratified this Second Optional Protocol concerning the abolition of the death penalty.
(2) OPCAT link to Making It Work: the Optional Protocal to the Convention Against Torture and website for the Association of Torture Prevention