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Apr 24, 2018

A.G. to Taiwan for Anti-Corruption Conference; U.N. Committee on Torture Prevention Visits

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte is off to Taiwan for a three-day international conference on anti-corruption in the Republic of China (Taiwan), representing Belize as focal point for the United Nations Convention against Corruption.  He joins colleagues from Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.  Other meetings are planned with counterparts from the Taiwanese Justice Department, Foreign Affairs and the anti-corruption agency. In related news, members of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture visited Belize for the first time starting on Sunday, April twenty-second. They will be advising the government on establishing a national monitoring body for all places of deprivation of liberty, covering the treatment of persons detained officially and how they are protected from torture and ill treatment. The delegation, led by British representative Sir Malcolm Evans and including persons from Armenia, the Philippines, the Maldives and Moldova, will be visiting the Central Prison, police stations, psychiatric centers and other centers for persons deprived of their liberty, and meet various government officials, the judiciary, Ombudsman, Belize’s U.N. agencies and civil society representatives through April twenty-seventh.

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