OPCAT is Coming - and Now is the Time for SA to Set Up its Monitoring System for All Places of Detention
The Bulletin: The Law Society of SA Journal. VOLUME 42 – ISSUE 1 – FEBRUARY 2020
4 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2020
Date Written: August 12, 2020
The belief that torture or cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment is something that happens elsewhere, in third world countries perhaps, but not here in South Australia, is misguided. As many in the legal profession know, particularly those who regularly visit places of detention, wherever people are being held in such places, there is a risk that they may be subjected to such treatment.
Keywords: OPCAT, detention, human rights
JEL Classification: K10
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