New Zealand

News on Prevention

First Global Meeting of NHRIs with an NPM Mandate
April 19, 2018
Torture prevention in focus for Asia Pacific NHRIs
September 7, 2015


The Torture Prevention Ambassadors' Good Practice Report (2016)
February 5, 2018
Putting prevention into practice - OPCAT 10th anniversary booklet (2016)
February 5, 2018

OPCAT Status

OPCAT Ratification : March 14, 2007
UNCAT Ratification : December 10, 1989
NPM Designated :

5 different bodies coordinated by the Human Rights Commission (central NPM), and including the Office of the Ombudsman, the Independent Police Conduct Authority, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and the Inspector of Service Penal Establishments of the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces.

NPM Type :

Multiple Institutions

NPM Legal Framework :

Crime of Torture Amendment Bill and its section on torture prevention (Part 2 of the consolidated version of the Crimes of Torture Act Torture prevention section)


Torture Laws compilation