Preventing Torture in the UK

Under the Optional Protocol of the UN Convention against Torture, National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) are set up to inspect and report on conditions in all places of detention.

19 December 2016

The role of inspection in preventing torture

The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture provides for the establishment of National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) with powers to visit places of detention and to report to the authorities.

19 December 2016

New report on torture prevention in UK

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is publishing a new report today on the role of inspection in preventing torture and mistreatment in custody.

The report, Preventing Torture in Custody, examines the work of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM). Little known of outside specialist circles, the NPM works across the four UK nations and regions to...