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.
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:
If you wish to participate, please register through email: firstname.lastname@example.org