Journalists are welcome to contact us for background information and reporting ideas. Our staff members have regional and thematic expertise in all issues related to the prohibition and prevention of torture and other forms of ill-treatment. You can also find country specific information in the OPCAT Database.


Mass media has a crucial role to play in raising public awareness and contributing to a broad dialogue on existing problems and risks for human rights abuses in places of detention. We therefore encourage the media to critically cover the work of governments and legislators and to regularly monitor compliance with national and international commitments.


Please check our public statements, or contact Colombe Holloway, Communication officer, for more information.


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