Towards human rights compliance in Australian prisons /
|Author / Creator:||Mackay, Anita, author.|
|Imprint:||Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2020.|
|Description:||1 online resource (xxii, 345 pages) : illustrations|
|Subject:||Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment -- (1984 December 10)|
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Prisons -- Australia.
Prisoners -- Civil rights -- Australia.
Human rights -- Australia.
Prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia.
Detention of persons -- Australia.
Detention of persons.
Prisoners -- Civil rights.
Prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12488809|
Table of Contents:
- Part 1: Legal, statistical and sociological context for the operation of prisons in Australia. 1. The Australian prison population and daily life in Australian prisons ; 2. Australia's International Human Rights Law obligations ; 3. The OPCAT and the changes it will impose to prison monitoring
- Part 2: Macro-level prerequisites. 4. The first prerequisite: Reduce reliance on imprisonment ; 5. The second prerequisite: Align domestic legislation with Australia's International Human Rights Law obligations ; 6. The third prerequisite: Shift the focus of imprisonment to the goal of rehabilitation and restoration
- Part 3: Micro-level prerequisites. 7. The fourth prerequisite: Support prison staff to treat imprisoned people in a human rights-consistent manner ; 8. The fifth prerequisite: Ensure decent physical conditions in all prisons