Graphic: Training program with law enforcement officials, Maldives
There was enormous diversity in the focus of the Torture Prevention Ambassadors' country projects.
Each project required different partnerships and different approaches.
The TPA Toolbox brings together the various resources and reports that our Torture Prevention Ambassadors produced as part of their projects.
Our Good Practice Report highlights the common elements that emerged from all the projects.
Changing minds, changing laws: addressing cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of asylum seekers
Objective: A heightened public awareness of the deleterious impacts of mandatory indefinite immigration detention on the health and wellbeing of detainees, particularly children, leading to increased public support for reform in this area to make law and policy consistent with international human rights obligations
In 2014, the Australian Human Rights Commission released Forgotten Children: Report of the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention
The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014: Summary (Fact sheet, July 2015)
Children in immigration detention: Statements by health professional organisations (Fact sheet, June 2015)
Children in immigration detention: Statements by the United Nations (Fact sheet, June 2015)
Tell Me About: Children in immigration detention in Nauru (Fact sheet, June 2015)
Paediatricians' report from visit to Wickham Point Detention Centre (Darwin, Northern Territory) in October 2015: The health and well-being of children in immigration detention: Report to the Australian Human Rights Commission (2016)
Media release by the Australian Human Rights Commission on the Wickham Point report
Expanding the scope and reach of OPCAT monitoring
Objective: Investigate whether OPCAT monitoring in New Zealand can be expanded in scope to address existing gaps where elderly and others groups are vulnerable to abuse
In 2016, the New Zealand Human Rights Commission published He Ara Tika: A Pathway Forward, a report on the scope and role of OPCAT in relation to aged care and disability residences and facilities
A manual for prevention
Objective: Build the capacity of current and future NHRI staff to undertake the role of NPM by developing a prison monitoring manual and training staff on its use
In 2016, the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia published a`practical handbook on the key steps in preventing torture and ill-treatment in places of detention (content in English and Mongolian).
- Training program with law enforcement officials, Maldives - Human Rights Commission of the Maldives
- Boy staring out from behind bars - 'Forgotten Children' report cover, Australian Human Rights Commission
- Image of flower - New Zealand Human Rights Commission
- Law enforcement officials attend a workshop on preventing torture, Mongolia - National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia