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15 year of prevention

This year, the UK National Preventive Mechanism is celebrating 15 years of working to prevent torture and ill-treatment in places where people are deprived of their liberty. See what staff and volunteers of NPM constituent bodies are saying about the past 15 years of the NPM…

The need for the NPM is as great as ever and it needs to continue doing the work it is doing.
Nick Hardwick, former UK NPM Chair
The current and former chairs of the UK NPM reflect on the past 15 years
The collaborative working of the NPM, seeing the power of the many coming together being a forceful power, has really been quite exciting
Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, UK NPM Chair
I hope in the next 15 years the UK NPM continues to be a really good voice for the people who are in detention and the conditions in which people are held.
Dame Anne Owers, former UK NPM Chair
My hopes for the next 15 years of the NPM are that we keep working hard to prevent ill treatment in all places of detention in the UK, and that people in detention of all settings have access to effective monitoring, treatment and conditions, and most of all get to retain their personal dignity.
Sherry Ralph, CEO Independent Custody Visiting Association
Delegates from NPM constituent bodies discuss the importance of the NPM and its annual conference
My hope is that we continue to gather pace and to really see improvements in the system, to use the National Preventive Mechanism to drive a reduction in unacceptable practices in places of detention, and really improve a culture where human rights are respected everywhere by everybody
Jan Savage, Executive Director of the Scottish Human Rights Commission