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Universal Periodic Review monitoring

This Universal Periodic Review (UPR) monitoring page provides information on Australia's position on 290 recommendations Australia received during its UPR appearance in November 2015.

Information has been collated from a range of Australian Government agencies, and is current as at 8 December 2017. Where possible, links to relevant information on state and territory policies and programs are provided.

It is anticipated that Australian Government responses to each recommendation will be reviewed and updated at least annually.

To provide feedback on the UPR monitoring content, email humanrights@ag.gov.au.

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For further information and documentation regarding the UPR process, visit the Australia's Universal Periodic Review page.  

 

Response (February 2016):
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 Recommendations

 
  
Recommendation
Response
  
Issue
  
Population Group
  
1
Ratify the international human rights instruments to which it is not a party and bring its international legal framework into line with international obligations
Notes (will not consider further at this time)International human rights treaty action-
2
Consider the ratification of human rights conventions to which it is not yet a State party
Notes (will not consider further at this time)International human rights treaty action-
3
Consider ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OP-CAT)
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
4
Consider favourably the ratification of OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
5
Take further steps towards ratifying OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
6
Initiate the accession procedure to OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
7
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
8
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
9
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
10
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
11
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
12
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International engagement and assistance, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
13
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
14
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
15
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
16
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
17
Ratify OPCAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
18
Ratify OPCAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
19
Ratify OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
20
Ratify the OP-CAT in keeping with the commitment undertaken by Australia during its previous UPR
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
21
Expedite the ratification of the OP-CAT and establish a National Preventive Mechanism for places of detention
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Domestic legal, institutional and policy frameworks, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
22
Ratify OP-CAT without further delay, as previously recommended
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Implementation of recommendations and follow-up, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
23
Ratify and effectively implement, before its next UPR cycle, the OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
24
Ratify OP-CAT and implement a National Preventative Mechanism
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Domestic legal, institutional and policy frameworks, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
25
Ratify OP-CAT and promptly implement it
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
26
Expedite the ratification process of OP-CAT in order to allow for the early establishment of a National Preventive Mechanism
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
27
Expedite the ratification of the OP-CAT and establish a National Preventative Mechanism
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Domestic legal, institutional and policy frameworks, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
28
Speed up the process of the on-going consultations on the ratification of OP-CAT in the hope that the country ratifies this important instrument for the protection and promotion of human rights
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention-
29
Step up efforts to ratify the OP-CAT
Notes (will further consider)International human rights treaty action, Criminal justice, Violence, abuse and mistreatment, Immigration detention, Conditions in detention-
30
Ratify the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR)
Notes (will not consider further at this time)International human rights treaty action
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