The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions: Mongolia explores options on torture prevention treaty

With the Mongolian Government committed to ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, the APF has joined forces with key partners to hold a series of events for government, civil society and the National Human Rights Commission to explore what this might look like ‘on the ground’. States ratifying the Optional Protocol are required to establish an independent national body – known as a ‘national preventive mechanism’ or NPM – that can conduct regular, unannounced inspections of all places of detention. In addition, States are obliged to allow an international body of experts – the UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture – to conduct inspections of any places of detention in the country. To read the full article, click hereMongolia explores options on torture prevention treaty

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