Africa: UN Torture Prevention Body – COVID-19 Shows Need to Strengthen National Preventive Mechanisms

[OHCHR] Geneva -The SPT, which monitors places, including prisons and other confined institutions, where people are deprived of their liberty, has been unable to carry out its normal mandate given restrictions on international travel over coronavirus concerns. Instead, the Subcommittee has been remotely assisting local NPMs to help safeguard detainees from torture and other ill-treatment.Read the Original Article