New Zealand

News on Prevention

Torture prevention in focus for Asia Pacific NHRIs
September 7, 2015
Kick-off for Torture Prevention Ambassadors in the Asia Pacific
November 27, 2014


The Torture Prevention Ambassadors' Good Practice Report
October 24, 2017

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)


Population : 4 076 140
Area (sq km) : 268 680
Number of prisons : 17
Prison population : 8 609
Number of Police Stations : 371
Number of therapeutic establishments : 75
Number of Detention Places for Migrants : 1
Special juvenile establishments : 9
Torture Laws compilation