Association For The Prevention Of Torture

We work for a world free from torture, where the rights and dignity of all persons deprived of liberty are respected. Our mission is to enable actors worldwide to effectively prevent torture and ill-treatment.

APT’s work is based on four closely linked strategies, that we believe are both necessary and effective in the prevention of torture:

Promoting transparency and monitoring of places of detention, to reduce the risk of torture and ill-treatment on persons deprived of their liberty.

Advocating for legal and policy frameworks, so that torture and other forms of ill-treatment are criminalised and prevented in law and practice.

Strengthening capacities of torture prevention actors and facilitate exchanges to identify and replicate good practices.

Contributing to informed public policy debates, so that torture can be universally rejected.


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