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Concern growing over Brazil’s National Preventive Mechanism

Based on a presidential decree issued in June, Brazil’s multi-body national preventive mechanism will no longer be remunerated for work relating to the mechanism. This will...

South African Human Rights Commission welcomes the cabinet decision on the ratification of OPCAT

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) had welcomed a cabinet decision to refer the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or...

Iceland Ratifies the OPCAT

The ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture by Iceland brings the number of states who have ratified the treaty to 89. Following amendments to the...

Video: Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT

'Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT' was co-hosted by the Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association on Monday 12 November 2018. Details on the event are...

APT publishes “Towards the effective protection of LGBTI persons deprived of liberty”

In this practical guide “Towards the effective protection of LGBTI persons deprived of liberty” the APT offers practical guidance on how to account for sexual orientation, gender...

Submissions to UNCAT on Ireland’s one year follow-up report

In its Concluding Observations in August 2017, the UN Committee against Torture called for follow-up from the State on three issues: ratification of the OPCAT; strengthening the...