Call for Applications …

to the Special Fund of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture 2011-2012 – Key Facts of the Call for Applications 2011-2012 – The Call for Applications 2011-2012 will close on 30 November 2011 at 24:00 CET;

Published on HURIDOCS, November 4, 2011 (+ texte en français / + texto en español).

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR will accept project applications from eligible applicants aimed at implementing recommendations made by the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) after a visit to a State party … // 

… Applicants may request grants of up to US$ 20,000, for project applications implemented between 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012.

In 2011, four thematic priorities have been established:

  • Notifications of fundamental rights to detainees in a language which they can understand;
  • Improving recreational and/or vocational activities for juveniles in detention;
  • Basic training programmes for detention personnel (with the inclusion of a focus on health care);
  • Any other specific recommendation in the visit reports that details a pressing and compelling need;

The Call for Applications 2011-2012 will close on 30 November 2011 at 24:00 CET. All applications must be submitted in English, French or Spanish.

The final number of grants awarded will depend on the proposed budgets of selected project applications, as well as the financial resources of the Fund …

  • … (full text … ,
  • same in french: Fonds spécial du Protocole facultatif à la Convention des Nations unies contre la torture 2011-2012 – Faits saillants de l’appel aux candidatures 2011-2012,
  • and in spanish: Fondo especial del Protocolo Facultativo de la Convención contra la Tortura de la ONU 2011-2012 – Aspectos más destacados de la convocatoria 2011-2012 para las candidaturas.

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