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Recommendation 29

Step up efforts to ratify the OP-CAT

Recommending State Philippines
Issue • International treaty action
• Conditions in detention
• Violence, abuse and mistreatment
• Criminal justice
• Immigration detention
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.