Call for Applications to the OPCAT Special Fund

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The OPCAT Special Fund supports initiatives which contribute to the implementation of recommendations made by the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), in States which have been visited by the SPT in the context of a regular visit or an advisory visit to the National Preventive Mechanism and have agreed to make the visit report public.

Applications can be submitted by State authorities, National Preventive Mechanisms, National Human Rights Institutions and NGOs.

The 2015 call is open to applications for projects undertaken in the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Benin
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Honduras
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Paraguay
  • Senegal
  • Sweden

The maximum size of the grant is of US$ 35,000 over a period of 12 months, from 1 January to 31 December 2015. Deadline for applications is 17 October 2014.