Preventing Torture, Upholding Dignity: From Pledges to Actions

The OPCAT Global Forum in November 2011, “Preventing Torture, Upholding Dignity: From Pledges to Actions”, was the first ever global meeting of torture prevention actors. 

Five years after the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture, the APT invited over 300 experts, implementers and practitioners in the prevention of torture around the world to take stock of the OPCAT’s novel system for preventing torture and to identify concrete ways to strengthen it.

The original idea [behind the OPCAT] led to this beautiful tree; it is still small; we have to intend for it to grow..."

Elizabeth Odio Benito, Former Chairperson, OPCAT Drafting Group, Costa Rica

The Global Forum Outcome Report