Published: 1 Jun 2008

APT guide to ‘National Preventive Mechanisms’ against torture


‘National Preventive Mechanisms’ were introduced in December 2002, with the adoption of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture, as a means of providing external oversight of places of custody. The Association for the Prevention of Torture has now published a guide providing assistance to those involved in the creation of NPMs, including governments and civil society organisations.

Click on the link to the full article below to find out more about the content of the guide and how its authors envisage it supporting the work of NPMs.