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HRW to Papua New Guinea: address abuses at Universal Periodic Review of Papua New Guinea on May 6, 2016 at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva

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HRW to Papua New Guinea: address abuses at Universal Periodic Review of Papua New Guinea on May 6, 2016 at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva

Despite Papua New Guinea’s commitments in 2011 to address police abuses, these remain rampant with more than 1,600 complaints of police abuse filed between 2007 and 2014. Of particular concern is the use of excessive force by police during arrest, interrogation, and pretrial detention, sometimes resulting in death. Police who engage in abuses often enjoy impunity, due to a lack of disciplinary action, suspension, or prosecutions.

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) government should present its plan and timeline for closing the Manus Island detention center at the upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Papua New Guinea on May 6, 2016, at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights Watch said.

Source: Papua New Guinea: Address Abuses at UN Review | Human Rights Watch

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