VISITING PLACES OF DETENTION
AORC/IOI facilitated discussion via Zoom
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 / 09.00 a.m. (SAST)
Places of detention are places, which detainees or inmates cannot freely leave and include, prisons, mental health facilities, intellectual disability facilities, aged care facilities, COVID-19 managed isolation and quarantine facilities and immigration detention centres among others.
The discussion will focus on the Optional Protocol to The Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) and what it means in relation to the Ombudsman; the purpose of visiting places of detention; designing a program for monitoring conditions of detention; implementing the program for monitoring conditions of detention; what conditions of detention to examine; and recommendations where necessary to improve the conditions of detention.
Speakers at this facilitated discussion include Mr Ben Buckland from the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), Mr Peter Boshier, Chief Ombudsman of New Zealand and Mr Tom Lord, OPCAT Inspector New Zealand as well as Ms Thembelihle Nhlanzi-Ngema, Director Legal Services at the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (JICS), South Africa.
For more information, please see the invitation brochure further down below. Please click here should you wish to register for the event. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Source: African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC)