Our work in Rwanda began in May 2015. This included training African National Human Rights Institutions on pre-trial detention and raising awareness at the national level around the implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture.
In June 2015, Rwanda became a State party to the OPCAT. Three years later the National Commission for Human Rights was designated as the country’s torture prevention body under the OPCAT. Our work is now focused on supporting the National Commission fulfil its mandate through the provision of technical advice, trainings and expertise on torture prevention.