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Recommendation 27

Expedite the ratification process of OP-CAT in order to allow for the early establishment of a National Preventive Mechanism

Recommending State Sweden
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.