Transparent monitoring by NHRIs is key to preventing torture, says GANHRI at HRC55

8th March 2024GANHRI Chairperson Maryam Al-Attiyah, delivered a statement at the 55th Human Rights Council in response to the Special Rapporteur on torture report, highlighting the importance of regular and transparent monitoring by national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to prevent torture, along with the urgent global necessity for prison reform. 

We thanked the Special Rapporteur for her valuable contribution to the 14th International Conference of NHRIs on torture held last November, where NHRIs from all regions reaffirmed their steadfast commitment to preventing and addressing torture and ill-treatment.  

The Kiyv-Copenhagen Declaration adopted at the Conference, underscores the importance of addressing the needs of individuals and groups in situations of vulnerability and sets out a range of concrete measures that NHRIs will take as part of their promotion, prevention and protection work on torture and other ill-treatment.   

As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Convention Against Torture this year, we look forward to continuing to work closely with the Special Rapporteur and all members and observers of the Human Rights Council in advancing our collective mission to create a torture free world.


GANHRI statement HRC55