Preventing Torture: An operational guide for national human rights institutions
Publisher: OHCHR, APT and APF
Year: 2010

The Guide is designed to be a practical toolkit to support NHRIs as they plan and undertake concrete activities to prevent torture in their country. The guide begins by explaining the concept of torture prevention and highlights the importance of engaging in a global, integrated strategy to prevent torture. The Guide is divided into two key parts. The first section provides the legal context for the prevention of torture, including the definition of torture and the relevant international and regional instruments that prohibit torture. The second section outlines the practical steps that NHRIs can undertake to prevent torture. Examples of good practices from different NHRIs have been included to illustrate effective ways of putting torture prevention strategies into action. Each chapter includes key questions, the legal basis for the involvement of NHRIs, discussion of the major issues and options for further reading.

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