NHRIs and Torture Prevention

Association for the Prevention of Torture, ‘Preventing Torture: An Operational Guide for National Human Rights Institutions’, Joint publication of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, APT and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF), May 2010

See also: ‘Preventing Torture: New Tools for NHRIs’

Association for the Prevention of Torture, National Human Rights Commissions and Ombudspersons’ Offices / Ombudsmen as National Preventive Mechanisms, 2008.

Association for the Prevention of Torture, Guide on the Establishment and Designation of National Preventive Mechanisms, 2006.

International Council on Human Rights Policy. 2005, ‘Assessing the Effectiveness of National Human Rights Institutions’.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, National Human Rights Institutions: History, Principles, Roles and Responsibilities, New York and Geneva: United Nations, 2010

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, National Human Rights Institutions: Handbook on the Establishment and Strengthening of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Professional Training Series No. 4; OHCHR; 1995

Amrei Müller and Frauke Seidensticker, The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in the United Nations Treaty Body Process, Berlin: Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte/ German Institute for Human Rights, 2007. Institutional website available here.

Thomas Pegram, ‘Fulfilling the Responsibility to Protect: Strengthening National and Collective Capacities to Prevent and Halt Mass Atrocities: The Role of National Human Rights Institutions’, Paper presented at the First Meeting of National Focal Points, Jointly convened by the Foreign Ministries of Costa Rica, Denmark and Ghana, in association with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, 17 May 2011.

Thomas Pegram, ‘Weak Institutions, Rights Claims and Pathways to Compliance: the Transformative Role of the Human Rights Ombudsman’, paper presented at UNDP/CRISE Regional Workshop on Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict Prevention, Jakarta, Indonesia, 26-27 July 2010

United Nations Development ProgrammeOffice of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNDP-OHCHR Toolkit for collaboration with National Human Rights Institutions, December 2010