Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia Limited

Law Matters Program 109, 15th March 2017

Guests:

Dr Hannah McGlade, Senior Indigenous Research Fellow Curtin University, discusses a meeting that she attended in Brisbane recently with the UN Rapporteur Violence for against Women, who recommended that a specific National Plan of Action addressing violence against Indigenous women be developed.  The UN Rapporteur also noted that the stolen generations is continuing today against Aboriginal women and children.

Alex Walters, ALSWA Civil and Human Rights Unit Lawyer discussed OPCAT, the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.  The Federal Government will ratify OPCAT by the end of the year.

 

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