Changing Police Mindsets: From Coercion to Justice

Moving away from confession-based criminal justice systems and effectively implementing procedural safeguards immediately upon arrest have been proven to significantly reduce the risks of torture.

Produced by the APT in partnership with the Anti-Torture Initiative – in support of the former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan E. Méndez's call to develop international guidelines on non-coercive interviews and associated procedural safeguards – this animation video illustrates the key importance of non-coercive interviewing of suspects and the implementation of safeguards during the first hours of police custody.