22 October 2013

Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), Geneva
Call for Proposals to take part in a research project on the prevention of torture
Deadline for application: 1 November 2013

Over the past 35 years, the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) has developed a unique global overview and expertise in all aspects of the prevention of torture. It supports governments, justice systems, human rights institutions and civil society to take effective actions to prevent torture and other ill-treatment.

Research project on the prevention of torture
What interventions contribute to reducing the risk of torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment?
Or, to put it more simply and crudely: 'Does torture prevention work?'

This is the overall research question which will guide Professor Richard Carver, Oxford Brookes University, UK, and his team during a three-year research project. The project kick-started on 1 April 2012 and will last for three years. It will include both desk review and in-depth field research with national partners in up to 12 different countries.

This is a call for proposals from individuals or institutions to take part in the project.
APT is seeking country researchers to work in 12 countries (out of a shortlist of 26 countries mentioned here). The work includes researching and drafting a chapter on the country’s experience with incidence of torture and prevention measures since 1985, as well as gathering data to contribute to a comparative quantitative analysis of torture incidence and prevention.

Researchers with the relevant experience are invited to submit proposals, including a budget. The working language of the project is English, so a basic understanding of that language will be required. However, applicants may include a budget line for translation of documents.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2013 and work on the project will begin in January 2014.

More information about the research project can be found here.

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