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Torture prevention and the United Nations

Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (1948), the United Nations has played a key role in developing human rights standards and mechanisms to monitor their implementation. This is also true regarding the global fight against torture and other ill-treatment.  

The APT engages in advocacy work at the United Nations and with States to strengthen the international legal framework on torture prevention and to make sure that the existing international law is implemented in practice.

More specifically we:

We also do advocacy concerning the annual General Assembly and Human Rights Council resolutions on torture.

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