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Reflections on SPT mental health in detention

21 February 2012

Reflections on issues emerginc from the practice of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) regarding mental health in detention

Human Rights Implementation Centre (HRIC) is pleased to announce the publication of its Policy Paper (Office document, 84kB)entitled 'Some reflections on issues emerging from the practice of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) regarding mental health in detention'.  The aim of this paper is to take stock of what the SPT has done so far in relation to mental health issues in detention. It is hoped that this exercise will allow some light to be shed on gaps in the SPT's practice and assist towards suggesting some possible ways forward.

The HRIC is grateful to Eloise Pollard, Nastjassha White and Monica Rzesniowiecka, all students of the Law School, who assisted with the background research for this Policy Paper.