A new paper by IDC partner APT entitled “Institutional Culture in Detention – a framework for preventive monitoring” looks at positive culture change in places of detention from a human rights perspective.

Recognizing that people deprived of their liberty are particularly vulnerable to abuse, including torture and other ill-treatment, and that bodies that monitor places of detention play a significant role in preventing torture by identifying root causes and seeking to reduce the risk of torture occurring, the APT study concluded that “The culture in places of detention is one important systemic factor to be considered in torture prevention efforts.”

(Taken from APT website)