June 2016 - In March this year, nine Torture Prevention Ambassadors (TPA) representing seven NHRIs from the Asia Pacific region completed Torture Prevention Projects that sought to harness the unique mandate of NHRIs and existing expertise, in a new approach to preventing torture and ill-treatment. Over the course of 18 months, TPAs from Australia, Korea, Maldives, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines and Timor Leste, developed and implemented a series of innovative projects to address torture and ill- treatment in their countries. The diversity of their projects, as well as the outcomes these projects delivered, clearly illustrates that NHRIs, working in partnership with others, can be powerful agents for change.
The results and the shared best practices identified across the projects are collated in the Good Practice Report
We hope that all NHRIs in the Asia Pacific, as well as those in other regions, will draw inspiration from what the Torture Prevention Ambassadors project has achieved and the shared learnings in the attached report.
For more information on the Torture Prevention Ambassadors project or to download the Good Practice Report, please see the APF website.
Contact: Kate Turner-Mann, Regional Training Manager, Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) at firstname.lastname@example.org