Prevention of Torture

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1 What is torture • Torture and ill treatment • Understanding torture • Torture and victims. 2 Preventing torture • Outlining an anti-torture strategy • Detention procedures. 3 International and regional instruments • General standards • The Convention on Torture • The optional protocol • UN Special Rapporteur on Torture • Regional human rights mechanisms. 4 Legal and procedural reforms • Reforming the law on torture • Reforming detention procedures • Defending procedure reform. 5 Training, public education and advocacy • Training officials • Promoting public awareness. 6 Monitoring • Introduction to monitoring • Places of detention • Overview of monitoring • Powers required • Establishing a monitoring programme • A virtual prison visit • Following up. 7 Investigating Reports of torture • Finding evidence • Recording evidence. 8 Interviewing • Purpose of interviews • When to interview • Preparing for an interview • How do we ask questions? • After the interview • Different types of interviews.

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