Australia

News on Prevention

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Australia commits to greater transparency and oversight of detention
December 22, 2017
Australia announces intention to ratify OPCAT
February 9, 2017

Resources

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The Torture Prevention Ambassadors' Good Practice Report (2016)
February 5, 2018
Australia: Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Migration Amendment Bill 2014
January 30, 2018
APT submission to the CAT on Australia (2014)
January 30, 2018
APT’s Secretary General Mark Thomson on OPCAT in Australia
December 21, 2017
Open letter calling on Austrialia to ratify the OPCAT (2014)
September 30, 2016

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : December 21, 2017
OPCAT Ratification comment :

Ratification with a declaration under Article 24 to postpone the implementation of its obligations under Part IV (NPM designation) of the OPCAT for three years.

UNCAT Ratification : August 8, 1989

Information

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Population : 22 992 654
Area (sq km) : 7 741 220
Number of prisons : 111
Prison population : 39 152
Federal Structure : Australia is a Federal state divided into 6 states and 2 territories
Torture Laws compilation