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.