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Law Council of Australia


Australia's draft sixth periodic report to the Committee against Torture

The Law Council supports Australia’s participation in the international human rights system. Pursuant to the Law Council’s Policy Statement on Human Rights and the Legal Profession, the Law Council commits to promote the timely submission by Australia of periodic reports to international human rights treaty bodies, prepared in consultation with human rights and civil society organisations and in accordance with relevant reporting guidelines, as well as frank and constructive engagement by Australia with international human rights bodies.

While the Law Council commends the Australian Government for its preparation of the Draft Report, it is noted that the tight timeframe in which to provide input makes it difficult for non-government organisations to provide constructive suggestions for the Draft Report to ensure that an accurate picture of the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) is presented to the United Nations.

You can read the full submission below.


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