Implementation of Recommendations of UN Committee against Torture on Australia

On 16 May 2008, the Committee against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment issued its Concluding Observations on Australia. The Concluding Observations included 27 recommendations concerning Australia’s compliance with its obligations under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

The Australian Government has called for submissions from NGOs on the Concluding Observations and for suggestions as to what follow-up action might be taken. On 1 September 2008, the Human Rights Law Resource Centre made a submission to Government regarding domestic implementation of the Committee's Concluding Observations.

Download the HRLC submission here.