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Gabriele Reiter
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Country Director, Tunisia
OMCT - Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture
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I have joined OMCT in summer 2011 when OMCT opened its office in Tunisia. We are working with civil society organisations and authorities in order to prevent and eradicate torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in Tunisia. Our activities span from policy development and awareness raising to direct assistance for victims of torture and ill treatment. Throughout the last year we have accompanied the drafting process of a draft law on a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) that will establish an independent commission to visit places of detention. The draft law currently awaits debate and adoption at the National Constituent Assembly.


In my previous career I have been working on various human rights issues, most notably trafficking in human beings. I have offered expertise on victim’s rights and their application to NGOs, governments and international organisations as well as I have carried out research and informed legislative processes at the national and international level (with the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe). 

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