The APT is an international non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1977 with a focus on preventing torture.

The APT has consultative status with:

  • The United Nations Economic and Social Council
  • The Organisation of American States
  • The Council of Europe
  • The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie

We are also a member of the following networks: