OPCAT Letter: Response from Attorney-General

March 29, 2012

Federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has responded to the joint letter of 21 December 2011 urging the Australian Government to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).

In her response, Attorney-General Roxon assured the parties that the Australian Government was working towards ratification, and enclosed the National Interest Analysis tabled in Parliament last month.