OPCAT, places of detention and COVID-19

  • Author : Dr Felicity Gerry QC - 28-05-2020

Felicity Gerry QC participates in working party on COVID19 and OPCAT Senate submission which calls for greater oversight of places of detention

 

Evidence from around the world is clear – once COVID-19 enters a place of detention, it will spread like wildfire. The United Nations, World Health Organization and human rights organisations across the world have sounded the alarm and called on Governments to take urgent action to protect the health and safety of people in detention and other closed facilities. This call is part of overall efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic across the broader community and to protect the health and lives of those in places of detention.

 

https://www.hrlc.org.au/news/2020/5/27/greater-oversight-needed-in-places-of-detention-senate-covid-19-committee-told

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