The APT on mission in the South Pacific
Following the ratification of the OPCAT by New Zealand earlier this year, the APT traveled to the region from 17-27 September to advocate for a sound implementation of the Convention against Torture and its Optional Protocol in Australia, New Zealand and the broader Asia-Pacific region. In New Zealand the focus was on the establishment of the National Preventive Mechanism.
|Date:||17-27 September 2007|
|Place:||Australia and New Zealand|
|Partners:||Asia Pacific Forum of NHRI|
|Purpose:||To advocate for the ratification and a sound implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and its Optional Protocol in Australia, New Zealand and the broader Asia-Pacific region.|
Between 17 and 27 September, the APT Secretary General, Mr Mark Thomson, and the Asia-Pacific Program Officer, Mr Philippe Tremblay, traveled to Wellington (NZ) and Canberra and Sydney (Australia). In both countries, they met senior officials from key ministries (Foreign Affairs, Justice), National Human Rights Commissions and civil society representatives.
Concluding Statement of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Forum (APF Link)
APT Statement at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Forum (APF Link)
|Contact Person:||Philippe Tremblay, APT Asia-Pacific Programme Officer|