Buttresing Humans Rights Dialogue

The conference entitled “The Implementation of the Prevention of Torture and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, or other Cruel Inhumane Treatment through the National Preventive Mechanism” took place in Jakarta, between the 24th and 25th of February 2016, as a result of the cooperation between the EU-PDO and the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT).

The audience included relevant stakeholders from Ministries, detaining authorities, oversight agencies, civil society and academia. A plenary discussion on the first conference day was followed by discussions in 3 breakout groups on day two, with selected discussion participants.

The core objective of the conference was to keep the issue of detention oversight via the OPCAT methodology on the agenda of the government, oversight agencies and the civil society, and to discuss how the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT) will be implemented in case of ratification.

The specific objectives of this conference were:

  • Map out current experiences and resources on torture prevention in Indonesia.
  • Build trust between all stakeholders, but in particular those that would perform a monitoring role and those that would be monitored.
  • Identify steps, potentials and benefits of a possible monitoring system by addressing concerns such as coordination between national institutions and the need for legal reform
  • Identify ways forward and concrete next steps.
Published On: February 24, 2015|