Joint Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Consultation: OPCAT and Civil Society

The Australia OPCAT Network welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)’s Consultation on the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) and Civil Society.

In preparing this submission, we have responded to the questions posed in the discussion paper. Rather than prescribing the ‘ideal’ National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) for Australia, this submission seeks to elucidate key principles to guide the design and implementation of a NPM in Australia.

Download the joint submission here