SPT to visit Rwanda to advise establishment of NPM

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is due to visit Rwanda from 15 to 21 October to advise the authorities on the establishment of a national detention monitoring body officially known as the National Prevention Mechanism (NPM). The SPT will...

Australian Government announce intention to ratify the OPCAT

Today the Australian Government announced their intention to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) by December 2017. The OPCAT was signed by the Australian Government in 2009. By announcing its intention to ratify OPCAT, the Australian...