National commission for the prevention of torture

The National Commission for the Prevention of Torture (NCPT) is an independent Swiss national commission set up to ensure, through regular visits and ongoing dialogue with the authorities, that the rights of persons deprived of their liberty are respected. The NCPT submits specific recommendations to the authorities, contributing significantly to preventing torture and inhuman and degrading treatment, thus attempting to ensure the protection of human rights for all forms of detention throughout Switzerland. 


06.04.2017 - The NCPT submits a written contribution in view of the Universal periodic review (UPR) of Switzerland.