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The Australia OPCAT Network was formed in 2015, initially as a group of individuals interested in promoting the ratification by Australia of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). It has grown significantly since, consisting of individuals, non-government organisations and academics, as well as statutory and oversight agencies. The Network's objectives are to share information about OPCAT and the benefits of preventive monitoring more generally, and to promote OPCAT implementation in Australia.


The Kaldor Centre plays a vital role in developing legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world.