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December 10, 2012
The 2011/12 joint annual report of the independent agencies appointed to monitor places of detention in New Zealand under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) has been presented to Parliament.
The 2011/12 annual report of the five organisations responsible for monitoring places of detention in New Zealand under the under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT), Monitoring Places of Detention was tabled in Parliament today.
The five organisations are the Ombudsmen, Children’s Commissioner, Independent Police Conduct Authority, Inspector of Service Penal Establishments and the Human Rights Commission. The Ombudsmen is responsible for visiting prisons, health and disability places of detention and immigration detention facilities. They also have a joint responsibility with the Children’s Commissioner to monitor child care and protection residences and youth justice residences.
Visits to all these places of detention continue to be an effective way of examining the conditions of detention and the treatment of detainees so as to ensure that residents are not exposed to torture, brutality or inhuman treatment in New Zealand. Mental health was also a particular focus of this year’s work. You can read the joint annual report of all five organisations hereBack to top ↑