Association for the Prevention of Torture

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The Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) is an international non-governmental organization focused on the prevention of torture and other acts of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment. The organization was founded in 1977 by Jean-Jacques Gautier under the name Swiss Committee against Torture. APT believes that prevention of torture is best achieved through three integrated elements: effective monitoring; legal and policy frameworks; and ensuring determination and capability on the part of international and national actors.
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