'This book is a major break-through in the human rights literature. The human rights call to action until now has been for promotion and protection. Henceforth it will be for promotion , prevention and protection. The chapter on national protection systems should be implemented by every country. It is of the greatest importance.' - Professor Evance Kalula, Director, Centre for Law and Development, University of Cape Town.
'This book brings together in a superb and original way the preventive human rights strategies in existence today. The chapter on strategies for the prevention of torture should be compulsory reading for everyone interested in eliminating this criminal practice from the world.' - Theodoor van Boven,Professor of International Law Emeritus. University of Maastricht. Previously UN Special Rapporteur against Torture; Previously UN Human Rights Director