This event – co-sponsored by the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Istanbul Protocol Editorial Committee – marks the official launch of the updated Istanbul Protocol.
The Istanbul Protocol, also known as the Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, is the global standard for the effective investigation and documentation of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, which has been endorsed by OHCHR since 1999. The updated Istanbul Protocol is the culmination of a six-year process, with contributions from more than 180 anti-torture experts from 51 countries.
On this occasion, Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, together with representatives of the core UN anti-torture mechanisms and other international human rights bodies and civil society organizations will commemorate this historic event and discuss advances in torture investigations.
The event will be followed by a reception at Villa Moynier.
This event marked the official launch of the updated Istanbul Protocol, with Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, together with representatives of the core UN anti-torture mechanisms and other international human rights bodies.