Interview with Catalina Devandas: Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities are frequently overrepresented in detention settings around the world. When detained, these persons are extremely vulnerable to abuse, including different forms of ill-treatment or even torture. The Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) recently spoke to Catalina Devandas, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, to discuss the prevalence of this issue and her recommendations to ensure rights of persons with disabilities are better respected, as outlined in a report to the UN Human Rights Council published earlier this year.