||The Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) was founded in 1977 and works worldwide to prevent torture and ill-treatment. The APT web site provides information on its activities, its programs around the world, news and more. Of particular interest is the Legal Reference Service portion of the web site. The APT Legal Reference Service is a database of international, regional and some national documentation related to the prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. It includes regional and global mechanisms, standards, and publications. There is also a collection of links.