Ombudsman's Inspection Reports Under the Crimes of Torture Act

The United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture establishes an international inspection system for places of detention.

The Ombudsmen has responsibility under the Crimes of Torture Act (COTA) for examining and monitoring the general conditions and treatment of detainees in New Zealand prisons.

This page provides inspection reports from the Ombudsman’s Office, subject to some redactions for security reasons.

COTA Reports 2011

COTA Reports 2012

COTA reports 2016