Preventing Torture: An Operational Guide for NHRIs

Preventing Torture: An Operational Guide for National Human Rights Institutions is a joint publication of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF). It provides a comprehensive overview of the legal background of the prohibition of torture, including definitions and international and regional instruments related to torture and other forms of ill-treatment and offers practical guidance to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) on how to prevent torture through various means, such as promoting legal and procedural reforms, investigating allegations of torture, monitoring places of detention and promoting public awareness.

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