UN Global Compact on Migration: Preventing Torture of Migrants Should Be at the Core of the Compact

APT Position Paper, 2017

10 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2017

Date Written: July 18, 2017

Abstract

The Association for the Prevention of Torture is a non-governmental organization founded forty years ago on the vision that regular monitoring by independent bodies can prevent torture in places of deprivation of liberty, including immigration detention places.

As the United Nations Member States negotiate the adoption in 2018 of the UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, APT aims to raise awareness on aspects of immigration detention that pose concerns from a torture prevention perspective. APT’s position paper identifies seven key elements that this Global Compact should include in order to prevent torture and ill-treatment.

Keywords: UN Global Compact on Migration, immigration detention, torture prevention, vulnerability, return, monitoring, national preventive mechanisms, OPCAT, human rights

Suggested Citation

of Torture, Association for the Prevention, UN Global Compact on Migration: Preventing Torture of Migrants Should Be at the Core of the Compact (July 18, 2017). APT Position Paper, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3025452

Association for the Prevention Of Torture (Contact Author)

Association for the Prevention of Torture ( email )

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Geneva, 1202
Switzerland

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