The APT is the international non-governmental organisation, based in Geneva, behind the ground-breaking Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT).

The APT is convinced that the risk of torture and other ill-treatment exists everywhere in the world. The challenge and mission of the APT is how to prevent it. For 30 years the APT has been a leading force in prevention by promoting three integrated elements of: Effective legal frameworks; Transparency of detention institutions through regular visits by independent experts; Capacity strengthening to reform practices of detention.

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