Visits by human rights mechanisms as a means of greater protection for persons deprived of their liberty

The growing number of agencies engaged in detention-related activities has resulted in coverage of a wider range of situations by visiting mechanisms and in complementary protections for persons deprived of their liberty.

About the authors

Edouard Delaplace
Programme officer

Edouard Delaplace, LLD, is Programme Officer at the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT). His doctoral thesis was on the international prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Matt Pollard

Matt Pollard, LLM, is a member of the Bar Association of British Columbia, and at the time of writing is an intern with the Association for the Prevention of Torture.

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