Home Resources Blog

Search in
Helping with torture: the changing definition of complicity
March 10, 2014

In a recent APT publication, I reported on an expert meeting we held last year. The publication, Beware the Gift of Poison Fruit - Sharing information with States that torture, examined potential individual and State responsibility for torture committed overseas. At the meeting, the experts considered the elements necessary for finding a person responsible for helping in torture committed by others. As the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has now made a relevant ruling on the issue of complicity, I would like to revisit the issue and clarify exactly what the recent ruling by the court says.

What’s wrong with using torture-tainted intelligence?
February 18, 2014
Prevention key to avoid new "Wheels of Torture"
February 7, 2014
Independent monitoring crucial as police responds to protests in Brazil
December 17, 2013
Balancing security and dignity in prisons
November 12, 2013
LGBTI persons in detention: addressing prejudices, discrimination and abuses
October 30, 2013
Never again: Faysal Baraket's friends continue the struggle for justice
October 8, 2013
Erwin James: "We need more openness in prisons!"
September 17, 2013
Chinese reflection on alternatives to torture
August 8, 2013
Nelson Mandela Day: tribute to the international hero
July 18, 2013
Where is Turkey’s NPM when it is needed?
June 28, 2013
Stepping into the shoes of a torture victim
June 7, 2013
Growing old and dying in prison – or the thorny question of dignity in detention
May 23, 2013
About time! Reasons to ratify the Convention against Torture
May 16, 2013
Bringing about positive culture change in detention
April 25, 2013
Women in detention: towards gender-sensitive monitoring
March 8, 2013
Tonga: Is lack of capacity a valid reason?
February 25, 2013
Oscars fever: Time to take a stand against torture
February 22, 2013
UN Torture Resolution: another advocacy tool?
January 31, 2013
From midnight to the morning light
December 18, 2012

About the blog
This blog provides a platform for APT staff members to share their insights, views and analysis on issues related to the prevention of torture around the world. The views expressed in the blog are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect APT’s position.

We welcome your suggestions and comments to Rosita Ericsson, rericsson@apt.ch