Pursuant to section 26 of the Crimes of Torture Act 1989, I hereby designate the following agencies as 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;
- health and disability places of detention including within privately run aged care facilities;
- residences established under section 114 of the Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Act 2014; and
- court facilities.
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;
- community based remand care homes; and
- health and disability places of detention established specifically for the care of children and young people, including youth forensic units and child and adolescent mental health units.
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 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 Gazette notice “Designation of National Preventive Mechanisms”, New Zealand Gazette, 6 June 2018, Notice No. 2018-go2603.
Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of July 2020.
Hon ANDREW LITTLE, Minister of Justice.