2016 annual Monitoring places of Detention report released

2016 annual Monitoring places of Detention report released

March 31, 2017

The 2016 Monitoring Places of Detention report has been tabled in Parliament, outlining issues facing people in places of detention and detailing the pieces of work underway to address them.

The annual report outlines activities under the Optional Protocol on the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) carried out by the National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) – The Independent Policy Conduct Authority, The Office of the Children’s Commissioner, The Office of the Ombudsman, and The Inspector of the Penal Service Establishments.

The Human Rights Commission is the Central Preventive Mechanism responsible for coordinating the activities of the NPMs.

The report can be viewed here.

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