Detention safeguards have the highest impact in reducing the risks of torture and ill-treatment. These include prompt access to a lawyer, notification of a relative, access to a medical examination by an independent doctor and information on rights. The APT is working to ensure that these essential safeguards are respected in the first hours of arrest, when the risk of torture and ill-treatment is greatest. 

Along with our partners, the Anti-Torture Initiative and the Norwegian Center for Human Rights, the APT is spearheading the development of international guidelines on investigative interviewing by law enforcement officers.  

  • Mobilising states to develop international guidelines on non-coercive interviews and attendant safeguards.
  • Accompanying partners to implement and monitor safeguards.
  • Protecting rights by supporting the implementation of concrete measures.  

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