Note The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. HR/PUB/10/1 Preventing Torture: An Operational Guide for National Human Rights Institutions © Copyright APF, APT and OHCHR May 2010 The APF, APT and OHCHR permit free reproduction of extracts from this publication provided that due acknowledgement is given and a copy of the publication carrying the extract is sent to the following addresses: Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2001 Australia Association for the Prevention of Torture Route de Ferney 10 PO Box 2267 CH-1211 Geneva 2 Switzerland National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland Credits Cover photographs: The memories of the wires by Mounir Zok (centre), man in detention (left) and detention centre officials (bottom) by the APF / Michael Power.

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