NHRIs in the Asia-Pacific: project activities

The Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) and the APT are working together to increase the torture prevention capacity of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Asia-Pacific region.

Running from early 2014 to the end of 2016, the project includes a number of capacity strengthening activities. Each activity combines a distance learning phase, using an online platform, and a face-to-face workshop, each hosted by a different APF member institution.


Training activities for NHRIs

1. Detention monitoring (Jordan, March 2014)

2. Monitoring police detention (Indonesia, November 2014)

3. Investigating allegations of torture (2015 and 2016)

4. Monitoring migrant detention (2015 and 2016)


Torture Prevention Ambassadors

The project includes a two-year effort to support nine "Torture Prevention Ambassadors", from different NHRIs in the region. Read more about the Torture Prevention Ambassadors here.

At the end of 2016 a high-level closing conference will conclude the project. This event will provide an opportunity to take stock of the project’s results and impact, as well as to renew the commitment of NHRI to prioritise the prevention of torture in their work.