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UN questions Australia’s compliance with human rights obligations

2022-11-21 22:18:56

After delaying its deadline a number of occasions, Australia is struggling to adjust to a UN protocol in opposition to torture.

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United Nations specialists have questioned Australia’s “will” to adjust to its worldwide human rights obligations, as hopes of assembly an impending deadline grasp by a thread.

Australian officers confronted questioning from the UN Committee In opposition to Torture at a listening to in Geneva final week, with scrutiny on rising charges of incarceration, the continued use of spit hoods, the disproportionate Indigenous incarceration charges, and the remedy of detainees in immigration detention centres.

The committee additionally zeroed in on Australia’s compliance with the Optionally available Protocol to the Conference In opposition to Torture (OPCAT), which it ratified in 2017 and has simply two months left to implement.

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