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A HISTORIC INTERVENTION BY THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF GRADUATE WOMEN

In July 2008 the Australian Federation of University Women, as it was then known, wrote urging the federal government to sign the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The Protocol requires the establishment of national and international machinery to prevent torture and degrading punishments within places of confinement. The Australian government signed the Protocol in 2009, but does not appear to be currently implementing it within its detention centres. This historic document is still relevant today. Read the full document below:


OPCAT-July-2008
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