OPCAT’s impact on Australia’s immigration detention system, onshore, offshore and at sea

Australia’s commitment under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) to prevent torture and other cruelty by allowing independent monitoring of places of immigration detention extends to regional processing centres on Nauru and Manus Island, as well as to any place where asylum seekers are detained at sea, Kaldor Centre Senior Research Associate Madeline Gleeson writes in a new article in the Australian Journal of Human Rights.