Jointly with our partners on the ground, we develop strategies adapted to the realities of each country.
For instance, we work together with the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) to increase the torture prevention capacity of African National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs):
- Preventing torture in Africa - lessons and experiences from NHRIs
- Watch four short videos showing how the NHRIs of Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda have worked to prevent torture as a result.
We launch, with the Asia Pacific Forum (APF), an innovative project to strenthen the capacity of Asia-Pacific NHRIs to prevent torture and other ill-treatment:
- Torture Prevention Ambassadors in the Asia-Pacific
- Watch video interviews of the selected Torture Prevention Ambassadors who, with ongoing support and guidance, devised and implemented specific strategies to address the root causes of torture and ill-treatment in their countries.
We advise our partners on the ground and offer them technical and legal expertise tailored to their needs.
For instance, we draft a practical guide destined to assist lawmakers in drafting specific anti-torture legislation or in revising existing domestic laws:
We equip and train our partners on the ground thanks to our know-how and reference guides.
We develop a comprehensive database for prison monitors on detention topics and human rights standards, paying specific attention to situations of vulnerability:
We organise, or co-organise with partners, Summer Schools for National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) to strengthen their knowledge of recent legal developments and increase their monitoring capacity:
- Summer School on Preventing torture and ill-treatment of female detainees through gender-sensitive monitoring (2015)
- French Summer School on Monitoring police detention (2016)
- Summer School on Detention monitoring applying the UN Nelson Mandela Rules (2017)
The 2016 Summer School welcomed 17 participants from 14 different countries, together with torture prevention experts from the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), civil society organisations, the APT, the police and the French NPM (CGLPL).