Mobilising for prevention

Through its constructive approach,  the APT mobilises States and civil society in favour of prevention through the following actions:

1. Inspire

We inspire innovative solutions to prevent ill-treatment. Examples of our work:

We move forward with the idea of a universal protocol for investigative interviewing of detainees, as proposed by former Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez.


2. Inform

We inform that the risk exists everywhere, and that prevention works. Examples of our work:

A special website with stories of change - how the OPCAT makes a difference


3. Persuade

We persuade that it is necessary to commit to prevention. Examples of our work:

Our commissioned research study on the effectiveness of torture prevention