Aotearoa New Zealand Joint Submission to the UN Committee against Torture 77th Session, 10-28 July 2023

This submission has been prepared by Amnesty International and JustSpeak ahead of Aotearoa New Zealand’s 2023 review under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention) in July 2023. This submission mainly covers the period 2017 to start of June 2023. Along with the prison system, this submission covers concerns relating to children and young people, the detention of people seeking asylum in criminal justice facilities, diplomatic assurances and accountability and oversight of the New Zealand Defence Force.

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