Australia - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

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

Australia ratified the the OPCAT in December 2017, with a declaration under Article 24 of the treaty to postpone the designation of its National Preventive Mechanism for three years (Part IV of the OPCAT).

Consultations are ongoing in the country regarding the designation of multiple institutions to perform the NPM mandate. 

The SPT member who is the SPT Focal Point for Australia is available here.