Have your say on the UN Convention Against Torture

We would like to hear the public’s views on New Zealand’s compliance with the United Nations “Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment”.

The Ministry is holding four public consultation sessions and we would be keen for anyone interested in the Convention to attend.

New Zealand will report to the UN Committee Against Torture in 2019 on measures taken domestically to implement the Convention. The Convention covers a broad range of topics, including detention in prisons and Police facilities, young people in detention, mental health issues, immigration, claims based on historic experiences of abuse, and violence against women.

Learn more about the Convention Against Torture & Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

The input at the consultation meetings will inform New Zealand’s report to the UN and the work to further implement and uphold the Convention. At the sessions, we will provide information on the reporting process and how the public can be further involved.

There are four sessions:

  • Wellington – Monday 27th August from 12.30-2.00pm @ Victoria University, Pipitea Campus, Rutherford House, room RHMZ03, 27 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011.
  • Christchurch – Wednesday 29th August 2018 from 12.30-2.00pm @ The Atrium in the Park, 455 Hagley Avenue, Christchurch 8011.
  • Auckland – Monday 3rd September 2018 from 1.30-3.00pm @ the Pioneer Women’s Hall, Ellen Melville Centre, 1 Freyberg Place, Auckland 1000.
  • Rotorua – Tuesday 4th September 2018 from 12.30-2.00pm @ the Rotorua Energy and Events Centre, Queens Drive, Government Garden 3010.

If you wish to participate, please register through email: humanrights@justice.govt.nz

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