Detention Monitoring Tool: Body searches

This Detention Monitoring Tool has been developed jointly by Penal Reform International and the APT. It provides analysis and practical guidance to support monitoring bodies, including National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs), to fulfil their preventive mandate as effectively as possible when visiting police facilities or prisons.

This factsheet contains information regarding body searches, the international standards governing searches, as well as practical tips for monitoring the use of body searches in places of detention.