The Torture Prevention Ambassadors' Project: Innovative Experiences of NHRIs in the Asia Pacific
Graphic: Torture Prevention Ambassadors at the joint meeting in Ulaanbaatar, August 2015
The APF and the Association for the Prevention of Torture will launch the Torture Prevention Ambassador's Good Practice Report.
The Torture Prevention Ambassadors was an 18-month project, aimed at strengthening the capacity of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Asia Pacific region.
The Ambassadors, representing the NHRIs of Australia, Korea, Maldives, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines and Timor Leste, have developed and implemented individual projects to address the prevention of torture and ill-treatment in their home countries.
At this special side event at the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council, the APF and the Association for the Prevention of Torture will launch of the Torture Prevention Ambassadors Good Practice Report developed as part of the project.
The panel will share the experiences and lessons learned from the projects and discuss new and innovative methods for NHRIs to prevent torture and ill-treatment.
Mr. Chris Sidoti and Mr. Marco Mona, project mentors
Ms. Barbara Bernath, Chief of Operations, Association for the Prevention of Torture
Ms. Kate Turner-Mann, Regional Training Manager, Asia Pacific Forum
Enforcing the law, preventing torture in Mongolia
Ms. Oyunchimeg Purev, Mongolia Human Rights Commission
Partnering with the police for prevention in the Philippines
Ms. Jacqueline De Guia, Philippines Commission on Human Rights
Expanding the scope and reach of OPCAT monitoring in New Zealand
Mr. Michael White, New Zealand Human Rights Commission
- Torture Prevention Ambassadors at the joint meeting in Ulaanbaatar, August 2015 - APF/James Iliffe