Submission: Putting an end to the over-criminalisation of public drinking in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory police’s excessive lock up powers are being used unfairly and disproportionately against Aboriginal people, which in turn increases the risk of deaths in custody, the Human Rights Law Centre has told an expert panel undertaking a review of the Northern Territory’s alcohol laws.

Download the HRLC submission here.

Read the media release accompanying the submission here