NHRI Torture Prevention and Response

Project Summary

This project is hosted by: Human Rights Consortium

Research interests:
Globalization & Development, Human rights, Political Institutions
South America
Project period:
01-Aug-2011 - 30-Jun-2012
Project summary:
The purpose of this research project is to strengthen the capacity of NHRIs in Latin America – Defensorías del Pueblo, Procuradurías y Comisiones de los Derechos Humanos – to engage with the Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council to promote State implementation of international torture prevention standards (CAT and OP-CAT).

Management Details

Lead researcher & project contact:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Dr Par Engstrom Lecturer in Human Rights Human Rights Consortium
Dr Thomas Pegram Assistant Professor in Political Science (International Relations) Political Science Trinity College, Dublin pegramt@tcd.ie



Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Ms Andrea de la Fuente Attorney-at-law
Ms Éadaoin O’Brien Graduate Fellow Human Rights Consortium School of Advanced Study Eadaoin.OBrien@sas.ac.uk