“Niger has made progress in preventing torture and ill-treatment but the challenge of establishing a National Preventive Mechanism remains, UN experts have said.

The comments came at the end of a high level advisory visit to Niger by the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT).

During their mission, which took place from 29 January to 4 February 2017, the experts visited places of detention in the Niamey region and advised the Niger authorities on the prevention of torture under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).”