Creators of Peace: Monthly Online Speaker Series

An Afternoon in conversation with Dr Anita Mackay.

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 15:30


Dr Anita Mackay is a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe Law School Melbourne and author of Towards Human Rights Compliance in Australian Prisons. 

Anita will address the challenge of First Nations’ over-representation in Australian prisons, and share her research expertise on how closed environments such as prisons and youth detention centres comply (or fail to comply) with Australia’s international human rights law obligations.

She will discuss the UN treaty that Australia signed in 2017 (the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT)) that provides an opportunity for civil society to be involved in oversight of closed environments and improving the way Australian closed environments operate.

For more information please email CoP NSW.