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IPCA report on deaths in Police custody

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has released a review of 27 deaths which occurred in Police custody. The review covered the ten years between 2000 and 2010 and was prompted by several deaths of heavily intoxicated detainees. It was also conducted in light of the Authority’s responsibilities under the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture.

Read the report on the IPCA’s website here.

Legal intervention

RIDCA v VM is a 2011 decision of a full bench of the Court of Appeal, in which the Commission intervened.  The case dealt with the grounds on which detention under the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act (IDDCR) could be extended.

RIDCA CENTRAL (REGIONAL INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY CARE AGENCY) V VM COA CA491/2010 19 December 2011

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 Convention Against Torture

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