News on prevention

The APT and the Brazilian National Council of Justice unite to tackle torture during the first hours of detention
November 18, 2019
Re-establish Brazil’s NPM: The APT joins Latin American preventive mechanisms in call to the Brazilian Government
October 31, 2019
Brazilian high-level authorities must stand firmly against torture and ill-treatment
October 18, 2019
APT takes part in legal claim against Presidential Decree weakening the functioning of Brazil’s NPM
September 11, 2019
Custody hearings in Brazil: Strengthening a pillar of torture prevention
June 25, 2019
A major setback for torture prevention in Brazil
June 12, 2019
Brazil: New state establishes torture prevention mechanism and gets support from the APT
October 5, 2018
Brazil: Launching a three-year project to maximise the preventive impact of custody hearings
July 18, 2018
New paper series on safeguards to prevent torture in Latin America
July 12, 2018
Brazil: Public defenders are key for torture prevention
June 1, 2018
Deep concern following killing of human rights defender in Brazil
March 16, 2018
Brazil: Harnessing the potential of custody hearings
December 20, 2017
Bridging the gap between law and practice in the first hours of detention in Latin America
November 27, 2017
Brazil: Invisible behind bars - protecting LGBTI detainees
November 14, 2017
Brazil: APT calls on President to veto bill of law that dangerously broadens competence of military courts
October 16, 2017
Brazil's commitments to the UN should be followed by concrete measures
September 21, 2017
Brazil exhorted to extend torture prevention measures to local level
June 9, 2017
Caribbean and Latin American States meet on torture prohibition
April 7, 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
Latin American NPMs: looking towards change
July 25, 2016
Brazilian judges to address torture in first hours of custody
June 30, 2016
UN Special Rapporteur calls on Brazil to show commitment in fight against torture
August 17, 2015
APT changes in Latin America
May 29, 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
Preventing torture in Latin America - a shared responsibility
October 9, 2014
Brazil nominates national torture prevention committee
July 28, 2014
Brazilian judges encouraged to act on torture
April 24, 2014
Call for civil society to join National Committee for Prevention of Torture
February 4, 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
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
Local efforts to prevent torture in Brazil
December 20, 2012
Hearing on the situation of persons deprived of their liberty in Brazil
November 1, 2012
APT’s statements on country reports at the Human Rights Council
September 19, 2012
SPT deeply concerned over detention conditions in Brazil
June 22, 2012
Torture prevention in focus in Rio de Janeiro
June 5, 2012
Integrated Actions to Prevent Torture and Ill Treatment in the State of Maranhão
March 30, 2012
Brazil: Measures for the Prevention of Torture
December 23, 2011
[español] Brasil: Medidas pela Prevenção da Tortura
December 23, 2011
Rio de Janeiro: Monitoring Methodology
September 20, 2011
[español] Rio de Janeiro: Metodologia de monitoramento
September 20, 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
2nd Regional OPCAT Seminar in MERCOSUR
October 21, 2010
Preventing Torture in São Paulo, Brazil
September 24, 2010
Rio de Janeiro's Preventive Mechanism
September 22, 2010
The Role of Preventive Mechanisms in Brazil
August 10, 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
Brazil approves the first state law to create a local preventive mechanism under the OPCAT
December 8, 2009
The Optional Protocol in Brazil
November 13, 2009
Detention Monitoring Training in Brazil
June 4, 2009