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Recommendation 24

Ratify OP-CAT and implement a National Preventative Mechanism

Recommending State New Zealand
Issue • International treaty action
• Conditions in detention
• Violence, abuse and mistreatment
• Criminal justice
• Immigration detention
• Domestic legal, institutional and policy frameworks
Population Group -
Australian Government Agency and/or Jurisdiction • Attorney-General’s Department
• Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
• States and territories
Australia's Response
(February 2016)
Notes (will further consider)
Australia's Position The Australian Government has announced that it intends to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) in December 2017, subject to consultation with states and territories.