New partnerships for torture prevention in Europe (2009)

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), together with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), brought together all of the key and emerging actors in torture prevention in Europe to discuss possible “New Partnerships”. This conference, which took place in Strasbourg, France, on 6 November 2009, was an opportunity to take stock of the progress made over the previous two decades and to focus attention on the challenges ahead. It represented the first significant step towards a coordinated approach to the question of torture prevention by the various bodies working in the field.