Association for the Prevention of Torture/Association pour la prevention de la torture (APT)

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: Road address:
Route des Morillons 5
1218 Le Grand-Sarconnex
Postal address:
P.O. Box 137
CH-1211 Geneva 19
Country: Switzerland
Region: Europe
UN Languages:
Other languages:
  • Prevention
  • Victim Protection
Short description:
Its primary objective is to prevent torture and other forms of ill-treatment throughout the world. To achieve this the APT:
1.Promotes monitoring of places of detention and other control mechanisms that can prevent torture and ill-treatment.
2.Encourages the adoption and respect of legal norms and standards that prohibit torture and combat impunity.
3.Strengthens the capacities of persons seeking to prevent torture, especially national actors. This is done through training (e.g. of police, NGOs, national institutions, judges, prosecutors etc) as well as providing practical guides and relevant legal advice in a variety of languages
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