Coherence of oversight systems: Independent human rights institutions in Latin America

This paper offers a brief overview of independent human rights institutions in Latin America and their work in the area of torture prevention and detention monitoring more specifically. The objective is to highlight institutional features and practical experiences of Latin American institutions that countries, such as Tunisia, may want to take into account when they consider ways to address similar questions related to policy and practice of detention monitoring.

This report was commissioned by the APT to Dr Par Engstom in May 2015.