Category: Events

Universal protocol on investigative interviewing and associated safeguards: the Tunisian experience, Tunis.

On the occasion of the second meeting of the Steering Committee, for the development of a Universal Protocol for Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards, the APT, in partnership with the Danish Institute against Torture ( DIGNITY), is organising a national seminar gathering governmental and non-governmental actors in Tunis. December 12, 2018

This event will enable national authorities – including the Ministries of Interior, Justice and Human Rights, as well as the National Preventive Mechanism (INPT) – to share with the international experts the Tunisian experience and progress in implementing both the key safeguards and the interview techniques in the framework of criminal proceedings.

More information on the session’s agenda.

Second Meeting of the Steering Committee and Coordination group for the development of a Universal Protocol for Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards

The Steering Committee, comprised of 15 experts, will meet for the second time to discuss endorsement and advocacy strategies for the Universal Protocol. They will also review a first draft developed by the Drafting Group . December 10 – 11, 2018.

For more information on this initiative please visit Developing International Guidelines on Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards

Supporting national partners’ advocacy efforts towards OPCAT ratification, Jakarta, Indonesia

The APT will soon undertake a working mission to Jakarta, Indonesia, in the context of the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s funded project to support national partners’ efforts in strengthening advocacy for ratification of the Optional oprotocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT) in Indonesia. December 10 – 14, 2018.

The highlight of this mission will be the signing of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding between the APT and the National Human Rights Commission of Indonesia (KOMNAS HAM) as a step towards strengthening institutional cooperation and better coordinating national efforts to prevent torture. This will be followed by a full day of intensive discussion on how to implement the cooperation for the next three years.Embarking on this mission will be APT’s ASEAN Programme Officer, Shazeera Ahmad Zawawi, and Director of Thematic Programmes, Jean-Sébastien Blanc.

LEDAP Contemporary Slavery Project

On Tuesday July 4th 2017, the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) launched its Project on Contemporary Slavery by conducting an ‘Experts Seminar on Strategies to Address Contemporary Forms of Slavery’. This Project will begin both advocacy and grassroots work for advancement in the areas of Child Marriage, Child Labour and Trafficking in Persons. In presenting a Background Paper based on research conducted by LEDAP’s research assistants, the presenter highlighted that efforts to curb contemporary slavery in Nigeria require collaboration across board between NGOs, the government, international bodies and persons/bodies working to see the end of contemporary slavery in Nigeria and around the world. To download the extended Seminar Report and the Background Paper, please click the links below:

LEDAP Seminar Report- Contemporary Slavery

Background Paper on Contemporary Slavery



LEDAP’s Drivetime Twitter Campaign For World Day Against The Death Penalty

Almost everyday, someone is sentenced to death in Nigeria. Many are innocent indigents who have poor legal services.
Do they deserve the #DEATHPENALTY?

@ledapnigeria as we embark on adrivetime twitter campaign from 4:30pm – 7:00pm to say #NOTODEATHPENALTY
10th October, 2016

4:30pm – 5:30pm
In the first hour we will share the videos and pictures of those who were sentenced to death and have now been #Exonerated and facts about the #deathpenalty in Nigeria.
5:30pm -6:00pm
Meet The Lawyer
Meet Criminal law & Human
Rights Expert and the lead counsel on the #deathpenalty cases @chinoobiagwu.
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Discuss the use of the #deathpenalty for terrorism related offences with @olutopopoola an International Lawyer and an Advocate/Adviser on the #deathpenalty at Amnesty International.