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Preventing torture

Torture is about a pervasive abuse of power, in prisons and police stations but also in migrant or juvenile detention centres, psychiatric institutions etc.

The risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment exists everywhere, in all parts of the world. This risk increases in closed environments, in places out of public view.

The APT works to promote a global system of independent monitoring visits to all places of detention, as the most effective way of preventing torture.

Preventing torture, making it work: In this short video APT's Secretary General Mark Thomson and other international experts explain why torture must be prevented.

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