The OHCHR, the Asia Pacific Forum and the Association for the Prevention of Torture published a practical guide and interactive CD Rom in 2010, entitled 'Preventing Torture: An Operational Guide for National Human Rights Institutions'.
The guide is available on our website.
These videos form part of the Guide and are a practical tool designed to strengthen the capacity of NHRIs to engage in torture prevention in their countries.
1: NHRIs - Confronting the challenge of torture prevention
2: Defining Torture
3: NHRIs - Reforming laws and policies
4: NHRIs - Investigating allegations of torture
5: Role play - Interviewing a person in a place of detention
6: Conducting interviews in places of detention
7: NHRIs - Training law enforcement officials
8: NHRIs - Working with the international human rights system
9: Engaging with the Committee against Torture
10: The role of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
11: The role of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
12: Role play - Initial conversation with the person in charge of the place of detention
13: Undertaking a preventive visit to a place of detention
14: NHRIs - Monitoring places of detention
15: Promoting public awareness
16: National preventive mechanisms - issues for NHRIs to consider
17: NHRIs - Case studies of two national preventive mechanisms
18: Operating an effective national preventive mechanism
19: NHRIs - Creating change through national inquiries