Tag: ratification

  • Ratification of the OPCAT – what will it mean for Australia?

    Ratification of the OPCAT – what will it mean for Australia?

    Yesterday at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s annual NGO Forum, the Foreign Minister and Attorney-General announced that Australia would ratify the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).   What is it all about? The OPCAT is a treaty which […]