Association for the Prevention of Torture Releases 2023 Annual Report

In 2023, conflicts and crisis across the globe placed people at even greater risk of torture and ill-treatment.

To respond to these ongoing and future challenges, strengthening the anti-torture community is key.

Association for the Prevention of Torture 2023 Annual Report showcases the results of their joint efforts:

  • More than 80 national human rights institutions signed on to the Kyiv-Copenhagen Declaration, which stresses the importance of prevention, transparency and safeguards.
  • We joined forces with five other anti-torture organisations to form the United Against Torture Consortium and will support partners globally to grow the movement for a torture-free world.
  • There is new dynamism for OPCAT implementation in Africa, with two regional conferences by OHCHR, supported by APT, as well as the establishment of a regional network of National Preventive Mechanisms.

“Our 2023 Annual Report highlights many more APT initiatives at the international, regional and national levels, all of which help strengthen the torture prevention community.” said Barbara Bernath APT Secretary General.

NHRC-CPT is an independent commission established by Law No. 62 based on the Paris Principles (‘Principles Relating to the Status of National Human Rights Institutions’). It also includes Lebanon’s national preventive mechanism (CPT) In accordance with the provisions of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) under Law No. 12 of September 5, 2008.

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