with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment

  • El Relator Especial sobre la tortura, Juan E. Méndez y el Anti-Torture Initiative se complacen en anunciar la publicación de PRÓXIMOS PASOS HACIA UNA POLÍTICA PENITENCIARIA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS EN URUGUAY: ENSAYOS DE SEGUIMIENTO A LAS RECOMENDACIONES DE 2009 Y 2013 DE LA RELATORÍA DE NACIONES UNIDAS SOBRE LA TORTURA. Este libro reúne análisis, opiniones, recomendaciones y propuestas de algunos de las voces uruguayas más influyentes en lo que respecta a la promoción de los derechos humanos y la prevención de la tortura y los malos tratos en situaciones de privación de libertad. / We are delighted to announce the publication of our Spanish-language volume entitled NEXT STEPS TOWARDS A HUMAN RIGHTS PENITENTIARY SYSTEM IN URUGUAY: REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2009 AND 2013 RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE! The book features essays by more than 20 Uruguayan legal and human rights experts, academics, and policy-makers representing a broad range of perspectives and experiences, reflecting on the progress and challenges facing Uruguay’s system of deprivation of liberty with a view to the prevention of torture and ill-treatment in the context of detention.

  • Welcome to the Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI), a project of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law! We work to expand the strategies of UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Juan E. Mendez (SRT) in furtherance of his mandate. Please have a look at our website to learn more about how we help support, monitor, and assess implementation of the SRT’s recommendations, and provide a multi-dynamic model for effective thematic and country-specific follow-up. Please click on the adjacent image to read our latest news!

  • We are delighted to announce the launch of our #TortureFreeWorld campaign on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture! You can join us here, on Facebook, and on Twitter @antitorture_SRT by participating in a LIVE DISCUSSION AND Q&A with UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez on Thursday, 26 June 2014, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. For details and information on how to participate, share your thoughts, and submit a question, please click on the adjacent image!

  • We are delighted to announce the launch of our #TortureFreeWorld campaign on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture! You can join us here, on Facebook, and on Twitter @antitorture_SRT by participating in a LIVE DISCUSSION AND Q&A with UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez on Thursday, 26 June 2014, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. For details and information on how to participate, share your thoughts, and submit a question, please click on the adjacent image!

Nueva publicación: Próximos pasos hacia una política penitenciaria de derechos humanos en Uruguay: Ensayos de seguimiento a las recomendaciones de 2009 y 2013 de la Relatoría de Naciones Unidas sobre la tortura

Nueva publicación: Próximos pasos hacia una política penitenciaria de derechos humanos en Uruguay: Ensayos de seguimiento a las recomendaciones de 2009 y 2013 de la Relatoría de Naciones Unidas sobre la tortura

August 25, 2014 – El Relator Especial sobre la tortura, Juan E. Méndez y el Anti-Torture Initiative se complacen en anunciar la publicación de “Próximos pasos hacia una política penitenciaria de derechos humanos en Uruguay: Ensayos de seguimiento a las recomendaciones de 2009 y 2013 de la Relatoría de Naciones Unidas sobre la tortura.” EsteContinue Reading

New Publication: Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Reflections on the Implementation of the 2009 and 2013 Recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture

New Publication: Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Reflections on the Implementation of the 2009 and 2013 Recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture

August 25, 2014 – Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez and the ATI are delighted to announce the publication of our Spanish-language volume on Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Reflections on the Implementation of the 2009 and 2013 Recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture!  The nearly 300Continue Reading

Human Rights Law Centre Interview with Juan Mendez, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture

Human Rights Law Centre Interview with Juan Mendez, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture

August 22, 2014 – The Australian Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) has published a new interview with U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Mendez. The interview provides an insight into the Special Rapporteur’s work and commitment to combating torture worldwide. In the interview, the Special Rapporteur discusses various aspects of his mandate, including workingContinue Reading

UN Statement on Prospective Constitutional Reform to Lower Age of Criminal Responsibility Echoes Special Rapporteur’s Concerns Regarding Juvenile Justice and Conditions of Detention in Uruguay

UN Statement on Prospective Constitutional Reform to Lower Age of Criminal Responsibility Echoes Special Rapporteur’s Concerns Regarding Juvenile Justice and Conditions of Detention in Uruguay

August 4, 2014 - The United Nations Country Office in Uruguay has issued a public statement expressing concern about the negative impact of the potential adoption of a draft constitutional reform that aims to lower the age of criminal responsibility to 16 in the State.  The amendment will be submitted for a vote in a popularContinue Reading