In November 2022, ACIJ made a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture concerning the duty to investigate crimes of torture in national law and practice. ACIJ’s submission raised issues of concern arising from our practice to date, including the Australian Federal Police’s mishandling of the case of former Sri Lankan General, Jagath Jayasuriya.

Our submission noted institutional shortcomings in Australia’s capacity to investigate torture and other international crimes and recommended the establishment of a permanent, specialised unit dedicated to the investigation of core international crimes.

Read the submission to the UN Special Rapporteur here.

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