Monday, February 20, 2017

Australia has signed & agreed to ratification of the Convention Against Torture



Text for question to Q&A ABC program panel on video:
'George Brandis, congratulations on finally ratifying the CAT. How long will it take to come into effect? Australia signed and ratified the UN CRPD in 2008, which strictly forbids forced medical treatments, and Research Without Consent, yet millions of Australians are subjected to forced psychiatry every year. People who say no and mean it enough to take action by going to a tribunal hearing, often without legal representation, because innocent people aren’t entitled to a lawyer. 9 years is a long time to take before enacting section 51, especially when people are being tortured in the guise of medicine, under EFIC research. How much longer? Are you frustrating the convention?'


Not exactly ratified yet... but a promise

Australia hasn't yet ratified UN OPCAT, but has declared that ratification will occur at the end of 2017.

The Federal Government has announced it will ratify an international treaty to improve the oversight of Australia's prisons and detention centres. Attorney-General George Brandis said the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) would be ratified by the end of this year.
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What does that mean for people on a Compulsory Treatment Order, being threatened with arbitrary detention if they don't turn up to appointments, told pull their pants down to be injected or have someone else do that, and told to comply with blood tests to verify they are taking the poisons the psychiatrists require in order to do invasive Human Research Without Consent?

Do quarter of Australia's civilian population subjected to Forced and Coerced (under duress) invasive cruel inhuman psychiatric treatments, that qualify as 24/7 indefinite torture & arbitrary detention, count as being allowed FREEDOM FROM TORTURE? They haven't for 209 years that the state violence inflicted under the psychiatric regime has been in place. Innocent people in this country don't have the right to legal representation, and if they're lucky enough to get legal representation, Medicos are considered beyond reproach; even though psychiatrists are known to harm children, even paedophile children, certainly they forcefully drug them, electrocute them, tie them up...  as well as harm the elderly, harm people in their prime. No one deserves this. It doesn't matter what kind of victim-blaming, or dehumanising excuse that is come up with through whitecoat propaganda, no one deserves to be tortured like this.

There has to be more awareness of psychiatry's abuse of human lives. It is wide-scale systematic state violence that causes a slow poisoning to death in the person inflicted by psychiatry's cocktails of forced drugs.

What would you rather? Be chained, or poisoned, or electrocuted? Know that psychiatry uses mechanical holds, in 4-point, not chains but Velcro, that said it's the same effect. Garth Daniel was held in this position for over 69 days in Victoria by psychiatrists. He was also being poisoned and electrocuted and his suffering belittled. Why? Because he said no, and meant it, and had parents who fought for him way better than most can. His parents understood South African Aparthied Regime, and survived it. Which makes this all worse, because you'd think if you at least had people petitioning to stop State Violence being inflicted on you, the psychiatrists would back off or start to be reasonable. But, psychiatrists are not reasonable, if you think they are, you obviously really don't read or listen to anything the people who are abused by psychiatry say, or their allies, or experts who cannot be bought or easily threatened into silence by the scam industry that is psychiatry.

Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow said it was a good day for human rights in Australia. "When a person is detained in prison, a mental health facility, anywhere, they remain human," he said.
From:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-09/australia-pledges-to-ratify-opcat-torture-treaty/8255782

Yes, that's what people subjected to forced psychiatry say most, they just want to be treated like human-beings, not tortured, not belittled, not forcefully used in Emergency Research. But that's not what is happening.


If we cannot stop torture

in our own country,

where can we stop it?

Australia you need to be outraged!


Australian government policy on Conventions (brief)


Australia does not generally agree to be bound by a human rights treaty unless it is satisfied that its domestic laws comply with the terms of the treaty. Australia has agreed to be bound by the ICCPR and the ICESCR as well as other major human rights instruments, including:

  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
  • Convention on the Political Rights of Women
  • International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination
  • Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women
  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
  • Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons
  • Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
  • Slavery Convention of 1926
  • Supplementary Convention on Slavery
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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9th February 2017 at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s annual NGO Forum, the Foreign Minister and Attorney-General announced that Australia would ratify the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).

From:
https://castancentre.com/2017/02/10/ratification-of-the-opcat-what-will-it-mean-for-australia/