Chapter 5: OPCAT and Aged Care

Laura Grenfell, Linda Steele, Claire Loughnan, Bonnie Millen

Australian Human Rights Commission | Published : 2020


This chapter highlights key concerns about immigration detention in Australia, Nauru and Papua New Guinea (PNG) that have been documented in public reports, received from people who are or have been detained, and communicated by agencies and individuals including detention visitors, service providers, legal representatives, academics and peak bodies. It details general concerns about cruelty and arbitrariness in the immigration detention system, as well as specific concerns relating to the detention of children, suffering and mental illness, inadequate provision of health care, the impact of indefinite detention, and examples of cruel and arbitrary treatment. It provides an overview of the a..

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