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 Recommendation 199

Prevent the excessive use of force by the police and investigate all complaints thoroughly

Recommending State Azerbaijan
Issue • Criminal Justice
• Violence, abuse and mistreatment
Population Group • All people
Australian Government Agency and/or Jurisdiction

• Attorney-General's Department
• Department of Home Affairs
• States and territories

Australia's Response
(February 2016)
Australia's Position

Any use of force by officials in Australia is safeguarded by oversight and accountability mechanisms, including independent ombudsmen and integrity commissions.

For information about state and territory police oversight mechanisms, visit: