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Strip Searching Women Prisoners

Latest News Sign this Petition to End Strip Searches Parliament Amends Law for Strip SearchesBan Strip Searches NSW Coalition – Protest (November 2020) State-Sanctioned Sexual Assault: The Rally to Ban Strip Searches at Silverwater GaolAustralia: Strip Searching Women is Routine in Australian Prisons (November 2020)Police Had ‘No Idea’ About Strip Search Laws, Watchdog Finds (May …

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Right to Vote

Although detained, people in prisons and locked hospitals are still citizens who are affected by government policy and do have the right to elect those who govern them. Prisoners and mental health consumers have family and friends on the outside and when they complete their sentence, they will join the world outside and be affected …

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Minorities and Consorting Laws

Justice Action recognises that consorting laws represent a current issue that needs to be highlighted. Recently, the Justice Action team compiled a consorting paper to provide information to the NSW Ombudsman about the impact of the consorting provisions on prisoners, ex-prisoners and the services providing these programs. A case note analysing the High Court’s decision can …

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OPCAT – Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture

Latest News Prisoner Community AcknowledgementState-Sanctioned Sexual Assault: The Rally to Ban Strip Searches at Silverwater GaolDetainee Call: Advisory Group Position OPCAT Implementation AnalysisAnalysis: OPCAT Progress in South Australian PrisonsAustralian Human Rights Commission Report: Implementing OPCAT in Australia (June 2020)  OPCAT in the Context of COVID-19Looking in on the Inside: Why OPCAT is Needed for Australian …

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