Preventing torture – From an idea to a global reality

35 years ago Jean-Jacques Gautier founded the APT to promote an international convention that would create a universal system of visits to places of detention.

This short film by APT shows how Gautier's idea today has become a global reality through the daily work of detention monitors in different parts of the world.

Credits: The APT would particularly like to thank the Loterie Romande for financial support and Patricia Montero, from the Costa Rican NPM (operating within the Defensoría de los Habitantes) and Betty Brahmi, from the Office of the Contrôleur Général des Lieux de Privation de Liberté, France, for their participation in the film. The voice of Jean-Jacques Gautier is used with the permission of RTS/Archives. All rights reserved.