OPCAT annual report released

The 2011 annual report of activities under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT),  Monitoring Places of Detention (PDF 650Kb) has been published and is now available online.

The latest annual report by the five organisations responsible for monitoring places of detention in New Zealand under the OPCAT has been tabled in Parliament. Monitoring of detention facilities is carried out under New Zealand’s obligations to the OPCAT. These organisation are: the Ombudsmen, Children’s Commissioner, Independent Police Conduct Authority, Inspector of Service Penal Establishments and the Human Rights Commission are National Preventive Mechanisms, designated under the OPCAT to monitor places where people are deprived of liberty.

Published copies of the report are also available and can be requested by emailing Infoline@hrc.co.nz.

Further information can also be found at www.hrc.co.nz.


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