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Coronavirus – Africa: UN torture prevention body – COVID-19 shows need to strengthen national preventive mechanisms

July 2, 2020

Download logoThe UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has called for the role of domestic monitoring bodies, officially known as National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs), to be strengthened, highlighting the importance of monitoring the conditions of people deprived of liberty in critical situations such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The SPT, which monitors places, including prisons and other confined institutions, where people are deprived of their liberty, has been unab

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Source : African Media Agency (AMA)

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