OPCAT

Torture considered

Is the incarceration of prisoners in itself a form of torture? It could be argued that while the State does have the legal right to deprive an individual of their liberty for wrongdoing, subject to meeting the requirements of the judicial process, it certainly does not have the right to ignore The Convention against Torture and

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Royal Commission Into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Latest News Victorian Legal Aid’s Response to Implementation Proposal  (August 2021) Justice Action’s Response to Implementation Proposal  (July 2021) Department of Health’s Implementation Proposal  (June 2021) Justice Action’s Analysis of the Royal Commission Report  (March 2021) The Royal Commission Final Report  (February 2021) Overview The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System delivered its final report on 3 February, 2021.

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Prisoner Community Acknowledgement

As a social structure, communities serve to enhance responsibility by and for individuals and enable groups to live in harmony. Prisoners should not be excluded from the democratic processes inherent in society, as they too, are bound by shared experiences, mutual concerns and shared living areas. Their right to group representation is formally acknowledged in

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OPCAT – Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture

Latest News UN Inspection Blocked – Nov 2022International Torture Inspection Ignores Detainees – Oct 2022Implementation of OPCAT in Australia – Oct 2022SPT Visit to Australia – Aug 2022Medication of People with Disability: Breach of OPCATPrisoner Community AcknowledgementState-Sanctioned Sexual Assault: The Rally to Ban Strip Searches at Silverwater GaolDetainee Call: Advisory Group PositionAnalysis: OPCAT Progress in

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