Our strategy

APT’s work is based on our analysis of high risks of torture and the changes that are needed to reduce those risks.

Our own contributions to change focus on three interlinked strategies, described in our Strategic Plan and Agenda for Change:

1. Strengthening legal and policy frameworks, so that torture and other forms of ill-treatment are criminalised and safeguards are in place;

2. Improving detention practices, to reduce the risk of torture and ill-treatment in police custody and increase protection of all detained persons, in particular those in specific situations of vulnerability;

3. Strengthening public oversight, through increased transparency in places of detention and a strong and effective OPCAT system.