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Ratifying OPCAT in the context of youth detention

Ratifying OPCAT in the context of youth detention

By LIV Submissions

Child Welfare Human Rights 


The LIV’s submission to the Australian Children’s Commissioner on ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) in the context of youth justice in Victoria. The LIV recommend the ratification of OPCAT and the implementation of a sophisticated oversight mechanisms. LIV submit that the ratification and implementation will ensure that legislative protections for children and young people detained in Victoria’s Youth Justice Centres, and other places where children experience restrictions on their liberty, are adhered to.  

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Clara Bradley, Lawyer, Legal Policy

T: 03 9607 9384

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