OPCAT and the NPM

ICVA represents independent custody visiting schemes in England and Wales as a member of the United Kingdom National Preventive Mechanism (UKNPM), but what is the UKNPM and what is the international human rights treaty that covers the monitoring of detention settings in the UK?

Please see attached for a briefing explaining a little more about the Optional Protocol to the Prevention of Torture (OPCAT), the UKNPM and what this means for independent custody visiting.

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