2SER interview: Why UN torture inspectors suspended their Australian visit

A UN Subcommittee responsible for the prevention of torture and cruel and degrading treatment recently visited Australia to carry out inspections of places of detention, which include prisons, youth detention centres and immigration detention.

Shockingly, the Subcommittee ended its visit early, saying there was lack of cooperation from Australian authorities. The delegation released a statement, saying they were prevented from carrying out their mandate and that Australia was clearly in breach of the international obligations it had signed up to.

Lucy Geddes, PIAC Senior Solicitor, joined 2SER Breakfast to explain what went wrong.

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