Fruitful exchanges when the Tunisian NPM visited Switzerland

Monday, March 6, 2017

Tunisia became the first country in the MENA region to establish its National Preventive Mechanism, and the National Authority for the Prevention of Torture has been operational since spring 2016. The Chairperson and six members of the NPM were recently invited to Switzerland for a working visit, organised by the APT and the OMCT.

The visit took place from 12 to 16 February 2017 in Geneva, Fribourg and Berne. During this week, the Tunisian delegation met and exchanged experiences with the Swiss National Commission for the Prevention of Torture and with the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture.

The visit also resulted in fruitful exchanges between NPM members and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as with the Human Security Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, which also funded the study visit as part of a programme for cooperation and support in the Middle East and North Africa region between the FDFA And the APT and OMCT.

Read more (French)

Interview with Hamida Dridi, President of the National Authority for the Prevention of Torture in Tunisia (Arabic with French subtitles)