Month: December 2020

De-escalation

Our aim is to secure better outcomes for inmates by facilitating a collaborative process amongst key stakeholders, ensuring that inmate safety is emphasised. Clear and effective policies which mandate the use of safe restraint and de-escalation processes, are necessary to ensure further deaths in custody are prevented. De-escalation can be defined as a ‘reduction of …

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Related Issues

The Optional Protocol to the Conventional against Torture (OPCAT)Strip Searching in NSW PrisonsSolitary Confinement Freedom of ExpressionRight to Vote Freedom of Association

Overview

Human rights refer to the inherent rights and freedoms all human beings are entitled to.  The international framework for such values is encompassed by the United Nations, which has drafted vital documents setting out the standards for Government Action to ensure fundamental rights and freedoms are upheld.  The United Nations has identified that human rights …

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Solitary Confinement – A Breach of Human RightsState-Sanctioned Sexual Assault: The Rally to Ban Strip Searches at Silverwater GaolBan Strip Search NSW Coalition – Protest on 19 November 2020Sign the Petition to Ban Strip Searches in NSW!Detainee Call: Advisory Group PositionOPCAT Implementation AnalysisAnalysis: OPCAT Progress in South Australia