Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Designation of National Preventive Mechanisms

Pursuant to section 26 of the Crimes of Torture Act 1989, I hereby designate the following agencies to be national preventive mechanisms for the purposes of the Crimes of Torture Act 1989:

An Ombudsman holding office under the Ombudsmen Act 1975 (for the purpose of examining and monitoring the treatment of persons detained:

  • in prisons and otherwise in the custody of the Department of Corrections;
  • on premises approved or agreed under the Immigration Act 1987;
  • in health and disability places of detention including within privately run aged care facilities;
  • in youth justice residences and care and protection residences established under section 364 of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989;
  • in residences established under section 114 of the Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Act 2014;
  • in court facilities).

The Independent Police Conduct Authority (for the purposes of examining and monitoring the treatment of persons detained in court facilities, in police cells, and of persons otherwise in the custody of the New Zealand Police).

The Children's Commissioner (for the purpose of examining and monitoring the treatment of children and young persons in care and protection and youth justice residences established under section 364 of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989).

The Inspector of Service Penal Establishments as appointed in accordance with section 80 of the Court Martial Act 2007 (for the purposes of examining and monitoring the treatment of people detained in service penal establishments as defined in section 2 of the Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971).

This notice revokes and replaces the “Designation of National Preventive Mechanisms” notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 30 April 2009, No. 57, page 1344, amended through notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 28 May 2009, No. 76, page 1786.

Dated at Wellington this 6th day of June 2018.

Hon ANDREW LITTLE, Minister of Justice.