News on prevention

Brazil: APT calls on President to veto bill of law that dangerously broadens competence of military courts
October 16, 2017
Further synergies within Ombuds institutions designated as NPMs essential to bring about long-lasting change
September 27, 2017
Brazil's commitments to the UN should be followed by concrete measures
September 21, 2017
Panama under international scrutiny
September 6, 2017
Chile takes historic step on National Preventive Mechanism
June 12, 2017
APT works to promote the exchange of good practices among Ibero-American NPMs
May 18, 2017
Panama takes a decisive step towards NPM implementation
May 15, 2017
Panama's National Preventive Mechanism moves towards implementation
May 4, 2017
Mexico: Congress adopts General Law on Torture
April 27, 2017
Caribbean and Latin American States meet on torture prohibition
April 7, 2017
Working towards change in Paraguay
March 14, 2017
Panama becomes the 10th Latin American State to adopt NPM law
March 14, 2017
International NGOs call on Mexican parliamentarians to adopt anti-torture legislation
March 10, 2017
Prison riot in Brazil: NPM recommendations must be taken seriously
January 5, 2017
National mobilisation for creation of Local Preventive Mechanisms in Brazil
December 14, 2016
Calling on Brazil to appoint member of torture prevention committee
December 5, 2016
Summer University focused on monitoring of police detention
August 4, 2016
Latin American NPMs: looking towards change
July 25, 2016
Brazilian judges to address torture in first hours of custody
June 30, 2016
Venezuela should revoke Emergency Decree
June 7, 2016
Open letter to the President of Mexico: Concerns over smear campaign against victims and defenders
March 18, 2016
Supporting Panama to establish its NPM
February 16, 2016
Civil society organisations call for Guantánamo closure
January 25, 2016
Panama integrates torture prevention in training of penitentiary staff
January 14, 2016
Ombudsperson’s Office designated as Peruvian NPM
January 8, 2016
APT condemns attack against President of Local Preventive Mechanism in Chaco
November 19, 2015
Public consultation on Mexico's new anti-torture law
November 3, 2015
Inter-American Commission discusses situation of LGBT people in detention
November 3, 2015
Invasive body searches subject to hearing at Inter-American Commission
October 22, 2015
Chile commits to establish national torture prevention body
September 1, 2015
UN Special Rapporteur calls on Brazil to show commitment in fight against torture
August 17, 2015
New committees on torture prevention in Honduras
July 22, 2015
Argentina should take historic step for the prevention of torture
June 25, 2015
APT changes in Latin America
May 29, 2015
The UN concerned about militarisation in Honduras
May 22, 2015
Committee against Torture: Colombia should ratify the OPCAT
May 22, 2015
Exchange between torture prevention bodies of France and Honduras
May 19, 2015
Panama commits to create torture prevention body
May 13, 2015
Peru continues to delay NPM designation
March 10, 2015
Brazilian reflection on the torture prevention system
March 9, 2015
Rio's torture prevention body reports on abuse during the World Cup
January 29, 2015
Peru: APT calls on prompt entry into force of the NPM law
January 22, 2015
UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture announces visits for 2015
November 26, 2014
Preventing torture in Latin America - a shared responsibility
October 9, 2014
The torture report: have the right lessons been learnt?
October 3, 2014
Brazil nominates national torture prevention committee
July 28, 2014
Evaluation of APT’s torture prevention work 2011-2012
June 2, 2014
Brazilian judges encouraged to act on torture
April 24, 2014
First meeting with new Guatemalan NPM
April 17, 2014
Argentina takes new step towards establishing its NPM
April 11, 2014
Call for civil society to join National Committee for Prevention of Torture
February 4, 2014
Paz Rojas awarded in Chile for her fight against torture
January 14, 2014
Urgent measures needed to prevent more deaths in prison in Brazil
January 10, 2014
Brazil: New decree regulates future National System to Prevent Torture
December 17, 2013
Americas: Consultation on violence against LGBTI persons
December 10, 2013
SPT publishes report of first visit to Argentina
November 14, 2013
Paraguay NPM calls for closing of Tacumbú prison
November 7, 2013
Colombia should reconsider its position on OPCAT
September 24, 2013
Brazilian NPM law creates new system to prevent torture
August 27, 2013
Partnerships for torture prevention in the Southern Cone
August 23, 2013
Brazilian Congress adopts NPM law
July 12, 2013
Human Rights Rapporteur urges Panama to establish its NPM
June 25, 2013
Concern about torture allegations in Argentina
May 31, 2013
Mexico should abolish preventive detention
May 6, 2013
Colombia says no to the OPCAT
May 1, 2013
Concerns about threats against Venezuelan Prisons Observatory
May 1, 2013
Peru must urgently establish a National Preventive Mechanism
April 15, 2013
APT urges Guatemala to criminalise torture
March 18, 2013
Peru must address conditions of detention
March 18, 2013
Next steps for Argentina: Implement new NPM law
March 14, 2013
Paraguay: setting a precedent in OPCAT implementation
January 16, 2013
New law regulates prison system in Honduras
January 7, 2013
Local efforts to prevent torture in Brazil
December 20, 2012
NPM peer-to-peer exchange in Latin America
December 4, 2012
An important step forward for the prevention of torture in Argentina
November 30, 2012
Hearing on the situation of persons deprived of their liberty in Brazil
November 1, 2012
Mexico before the UN Committee Against Torture
November 1, 2012
APT calls on Argentina to urgently adopt law establishing NPM
October 22, 2012
Alert on situation in Costa Rican prisons
October 15, 2012
Study on pretrial detention in the Americas
October 15, 2012
APT’s statements on country reports at the Human Rights Council
September 19, 2012
In Support of Victims of Torture
July 6, 2012
Broad discussions on Panama’s NPM
July 5, 2012
SPT deeply concerned over detention conditions in Brazil
June 22, 2012
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
June 20, 2012
Busy agenda for the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
June 19, 2012
Torture prevention in focus in Rio de Janeiro
June 5, 2012
Reform to address serious deficiencies in Honduran prison system
May 21, 2012
New dialogue on torture prevention in Mexican State
May 16, 2012
First provincial preventive mechanism set up in Argentina
April 24, 2012
National mechanisms in Central America exchange experiences
April 20, 2012
Reforms to draft federal code leaves door open for torture in Mexico
April 12, 2012
Integrated Actions to Prevent Torture and Ill Treatment in the State of Maranhão
March 30, 2012
Paving the way for Colombia's ratification of the OPCAT
March 20, 2012
Venezuela: APT calls for the prompt ratification of the Optional Protocol
March 19, 2012
Discussion on SPT recommendations in Mexico
March 1, 2012
The condemnation of Panama in Vélez Loor case raises debate on torture prevention
February 27, 2012
Honduras prison disaster: Immediate action needed
February 16, 2012
Prevention of torture: a commitment made by Panama
January 20, 2012
2012 will mark a greater engagement at the domestic level for the UN preventive body
January 17, 2012
What is the role of the UPR in the context of torture prevention?
January 10, 2012
UN and OAS joint efforts to prevent torture
January 10, 2012
Brazil: Measures for the Prevention of Torture
December 23, 2011
[español] Brasil: Medidas pela Prevenção da Tortura
December 23, 2011
President Obama announces no veto of NDAA
December 15, 2011
Time to establish an effective oversight body in Chile
December 12, 2011
[español] Ya es tiempo de establecer un órgano de monitoreo en Chile para prevenir la tortura y otros malos tratos
December 12, 2011
Venezuela: Civil society debates OPCAT ratification
December 12, 2011
[español] Venezuela: la sociedad civil discute la ratificación del Protocolo Facultativo
December 12, 2011
Promoting the National System of Prevention in Argentina
November 6, 2011
[español] Promoviendo el sistema nacional de prevención en Argentina
November 6, 2011
Argentina: Detention centre interviews
October 14, 2011
[español] Capacitando al personal de la defensoria publica de la nacion Argentina
October 14, 2011
Torture Prevention in Mexico
October 13, 2011
[español] Fortalecer la prevención de la tortura en Mexico
October 13, 2011
Rio de Janeiro: Monitoring Methodology
September 20, 2011
[español] Rio de Janeiro: Metodologia de monitoramento
September 20, 2011
Strengthening the monitoring capacity of the Costa Rica NPM
August 8, 2011
[español] Fortalecer las capacidades de monitoreo del MNP de Costa Rica
August 8, 2011
Fomentando el rol de la sociedad civil en la implementación del Protocolo Facultativo
July 29, 2011
[español] Foro por la Firma y Ratificación del Protocolo Facultativo
July 5, 2011
Strengthening the Public Defense Office as a Monitoring Body in São Paulo
July 1, 2011
[español] Fortalecendo a Defensoria Pública como Órgão de Monitoramento
July 1, 2011
Election of the members of the Preventive Mechanism of the State of Rio de Janeiro
December 14, 2010
An Effective National Preventive Mechanism for Costa Rica
December 13, 2010
Guatemala Crea MNP Por Ley
November 16, 2010
2nd Regional OPCAT Seminar in MERCOSUR
October 21, 2010
Paraguay: Promoción de Ley MNP y Capacitación
October 7, 2010
Preventing Torture in São Paulo, Brazil
September 24, 2010
Rio de Janeiro's Preventive Mechanism
September 22, 2010
APT visitó la Provincia de Santa Fe, en Argentina
September 20, 2010
Hacia la implementación efectiva del Protocolo Facultativo en Honduras
September 1, 2010
The Role of Preventive Mechanisms in Brazil
August 10, 2010
Iniciativas federales y locales para prevenir la tortura en Argentina
August 9, 2010
Two New OPCAT Ratifications
July 21, 2010
Establishing Uruguay's NPM
June 28, 2010
APT Participated in 26 of June Activities in Guatemala
June 28, 2010
Rio de Janeiro Approves Law to Establish a Local Preventive Mechanism
June 24, 2010
Detention Monitoring Workshop in Brazil
June 23, 2010
Promoting NPM Laws in Brazil
May 24, 2010
The APT at the UN Crime Prevention Congress in Brazil
April 21, 2010
Detention Monitoring for Local Authorities of Brazil
March 4, 2010
Advocating for the Adoption of NPM laws in Argentina
December 10, 2009
Brazil approves the first state law to create a local preventive mechanism under the OPCAT
December 8, 2009
Collaboration between the UN and the Inter-American Human Rights Systems
December 8, 2009
Promoting OPCAT Ratification in El Salvador
December 1, 2009
The Optional Protocol in Brazil
November 13, 2009
Support for Mexico's Prevention Body
August 10, 2009
Chile: The designation of a National Preventive Mechanism
July 30, 2009
Detention Monitoring Training in Brazil
June 4, 2009
Supporting the Costa Rican National Preventive Mechanism
April 28, 2009
Proceedings of Central America OPCAT Seminar Available (in Spanish)
January 13, 2009
Seminar on prevention of torture in Chile
January 26, 2007
[español] Seminario sobre la prevención de la tortura en Chile
January 26, 2007